Seasons Creates Lasting Memories

 

Miracle Monday

06 Sep 2018, Posted by Seasons in Community

Once the music started and Sonia began to walk down the aisle, all the flurry and chaos of getting things ready in time on that Monday morning faded away, and all that was left was the lilting sound of Anita Baker’s “Giving You the Best…

“Joan Is About Life”

14 Aug 2018, Posted by Seasons in Community

Joan has always been a free spirit. After growing up in Michigan, she found her home in California where she lived with her husband, and loved to swim, climb mountains, and be outdoors as much as possible—that is, when she wasn’t pursuing her other hobby,…

Tú Eres México

31 Jul 2018, Posted by Seasons in Community

Our San Diego patient José Sanchez-Martinez was a painter; whenever our staff went to his house, you could find half-painted artwork everywhere. He also loved painting with his grandchildren; it was something he always wanted them to remember doing with him. After talking with José,…

It Really Does Matter How We Die

21 Jun 2018, Posted by Seasons in Community

Alan Poteet is a chaplain with our team in Houston. His wife Becky was on our service for a few months in Houston until she died in March of cancer. Alan wrote this tribute about how his wife’s illness and character continues to bless not…

“It’s-All-About-Joe Day!”

11 Jun 2018, Posted by Seasons in Community

There’s a last wish to suit everyone . . . and in Joe’s case, he wished for an actual suit! Joe is a 73-year old Vietnam War Veteran, who now resides at Regency Gresham Nursing and Rehabilitation Center, near Portland, Oregon. Joe is a friendly…

Speaking the Truth in Love

25 May 2018, Posted by Seasons in Community

When someone dies, their family processes the life and the loss of that person. Reflecting back on our relationships with a loved one at end of life can bring complex and difficult emotions and memories to the forefront. This is to be expected; it’s all…

The True Beauty of Hospice

26 Apr 2018, Posted by Seasons in Community

When I first met Tara, instead of shaking my hand, she jumped out of her chair, a big smile on her face, and said, “Oh no, I’m a hugger!” I laughed and remarked that, considering my profession, I usually do not receive such a warm…

Always Together, Now & Forever

28 Mar 2018, Posted by Seasons in Community

Sometimes, our lives don’t go as planned. We search for the one that makes our hearts skip a beat, and when we do finally find them, there’s no hesitation; we promise them forever. Plans are made, houses are built and babies are born. Such was…

The Third Miracle

20 Mar 2018, Posted by Seasons in Community

“It’s not what I want but it’s what I got.” These were the words I heard from a resident I encountered in the courtyard of an Assisted Living Facility one evening while charting. I was waiting for traffic to subside before I began my 51…

My Time at Camp Kangaroo

14 Mar 2018, Posted by Seasons in Community

About the Author: Marco is an eleven-year old who attended Camp Kangaroo in Miami. He wrote this essay for a class after attending camp. My time at Camp Kangaroo by Marco Mezzarapa A few weeks ago, my mother told me, my brother, and my sister…

Bid Whist & Blessings

28 Feb 2018, Posted by Seasons in Community

Death and I became acquaintances at a very young age. Raised by my extraordinary, single mother, and two incredible grandparents, I’ve always been proud of my strong African American roots. While kids across the country spent their summers camping and going on road trips, I…

Finding Support At End of Life

27 Feb 2018, Posted by Seasons in Community

Sometimes when you know that the one you love is dying, there is little you can do to tear yourself away, because you want to cherish each moment you have left together. This is how it was for Yolanda, who sat at the hospital bedside…