Full Moon Funeral
Laura and Beth have made their way through. Now, several years later, they reach out to other families, helping to teach about home funerals and sharing the precious photographs of that time at home with their mother.
Since that full moon, I have found a new calling. I midwife families that wish to care for their loved ones at home at the end of life. And I have good teachers--the families that I serve. Beth, herself a midwife, had been a student model for me at a midwife workshop thirty years ago. Laura, using the gifts of her mother's journey, teaches me now as she faces health challenges.
We all teach each other. The circle continues.
[Originally published in March, 2013.]