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A Holy Errand Paperback – October 11, 2012
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These are not stories of great men and women, heroes and celebrities, but rather tales of the courage required to face everyday events, such as the illness and death of family members. They are a reminder to me that everyone has a story, and that making assumptions about people is a foolish game. To see the light in people, all people, is a gift. To help people to find their own light when things look dark, that may be Fawn's gift. But for sure, writing these stories for other people to read...that was a gift to me.
I am so happy to have found this little book.
I like the simple writing style. The messages are beautiful; sometimes sad, sometimes funny, always moving. It is about how the dying live through their impending death and how the living learn about life and death through helping the dying.
If you are concerned about "gory details" this book is not medically graphic or confusing. Describing complex illnesses and medical procedures is not the focus of this book. The author explains a few things when it is necessary. And there is nothing crass or graphic about what she describes.
What I now know for sure is if I or a loved one required hospice type care, I cannot hope for a better companion than a nurse of the author's calibre. What a gift (as the author will point out) we give each other, to allow another human being into this most important part of one's existence. And now she is sharing her gift with the rest of us.