While sorting through the creative mess of my desk, I found something I wrote two years and eight months before Carol’s passing. I prayed this prayer in one form and another countless times. To all who contributed to this answered prayer. . .
my deepest gratitude.
PRAYING FOR GRACE
Let children gather at her bedside asking questions of her life.
Let women who know who she is
tend to her every need
bring her nutritious foods
pick her favorite book
read to her aloud
as she rests her eyes
and safely falls asleep
Let spiritual brothers and sisters soothe her
waking from a childhood nightmare,
identify themselves and talk with her,
assuring her she is with someone she loves.
Help us all
Let there be no harm
(Phonetic Lakota blessing)