“Tell me a story?” ⠀ ⠀ It’s a request any child might make to their parents at bedtime. But unlike most parents, my dad didn’t go to my favorite books for stories. He created his own. He made characters that came alive in his giant voice. And sometimes he recreated stories of things that had happened to him before I was born. ⠀ ⠀ He understood the need to engage his listener. He knew that style was equally as important as detail. ⠀ ⠀ The most difficult thing I’ve ever written is his obituary. He passed away one year ago today. But his stories keep him very much alive in my world. I’ve heard people say that they forget how a person’s voice sounds after they’ve been gone for a while. ⠀ ⠀ Not me. My dad’s stories keep his voice as clear as crystal in my mind and in my heart. ⠀ ⠀ And his story continues with me. ⠀ ⠀ #writer#grief#parents#loss#hospice#caregivers#caregiver#caregiving#motivation#Transparent#love#loss#Veterans#storytelling#memories#reminiscing#SaturdayThoughts
It is Health Information Management week and we’d like to introduce you to two of our team members who work in that department: Amber and Vanessa (pictured left to right). They do such a great job! Thank you Amber & Vanessa!!!