After a week of home-care, my beloved Carol Jarvis-Kirkendall, returned to Hospice Family Care in Prescott, Arizona.
At 9:05am on November 20th, 2013 she peacefully passed from this world to the next.
With our beloved daughter Mary at my side, in the fold of Hospice angels, with the help of far-reaching voices, we were able to fulfill my promise to Carol when we married . . . When we have grown old together, and should you prepare to die before me, I will hold you in my arms, you will feel loved, safe, and know you have lived a good life.
I read to Carol many times the messages and letters sent by friends, family, colleagues, and people she had never met. People who deeply respected the woman she had become. People who celebrated her healing contributions to the world.
Clearly her compassion and kindness continue to ripple through countless lives.
I am sure that I will spend the rest of my time on earth sharing the stories of my life with Carol. I look forward to it. She is my precious muse. May I be blessed with a long and productive life.
For now, I tell you just one story.
CAROL ANN’S PASSING
On that morning,
I held her in my arms for hours.
She looked to me for the last time.
I then wailed endless sounds
I had never heard myself make before.
Thank you for your prayers of many faiths.
Thank you for your messages of love.
Thank you my courageous Mary!
Prayers of Gratitude.
Sobs of Grief.