Ask Amy: Long-term grudge earns a penalty for 'holding'
Please, bring this up to your daughter. Don’t overwhelm her with your complicated emotional reaction, but ask her, “Hey, if I can find a nice photo of the two of us from your childhood — and let you pick out the frame — would you be willing to find some space on your wall for it?”
Dear Amy: Thank you for running a very poignant letter from “A Grateful Parent,” about how her daughter’s friends showed up for her while the daughter was dying.
As a retired hospice nurse, I know those friends performed such meaningful acts by just sitting, napping or reading.
They helped to pass the time.
I will never forget a younger female patient that had a group of friends that came in every Sunday and buffed and puffed her, did her nails and hair, and laughed and chatted away.
For a few hours, the patient felt normal.
– Hospice Nurse
Dear Nurse: This is a beautiful way of abiding. I hope others are inspired by this example.
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