Saying Goodbye

A story about Goggy by Mary O’Loughlin

My grandmother, or Goggy as we called her, knew her time was coming and she was trying to have one-on-one conversations with everyone. We had this great conversation about life, love and the future and we laughed (and sometimes blushed – she had lost her filter years ago). A few days later, she stopped speaking and passed away shortly after that. I will always treasure that last conversation.

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  • Jennifer

    its so wonderful when you can make yourself available to catch a loved one in their last days – they have such clarity – often for the first time in many years!

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  • Portland in home care

    You will always remember that last moment, but hopefully you remember all the great ones from year's past!

  • Ryan @ SmartBug Media

    That's a great point! It's crucial for people to focus on the lifetime of great memories rather than specific last moments. Thanks for sharing.