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The Conversation 
How do you want to be "walked home"?

"We all are just walking each other home." ~ Ram Dass


Have you ever tried to enter into a conversation with a loved one about their mortality? For some, it can be a fairly easy proposition; for most, however, it proves to be difficult.

Over the course of fifteen years, we struggled to have "the conversation" with Tim's parents about how they would like their last years and days to play out. Despite our best intentions, the talk never happened.

There were so many questions that were left unanswered. What was important to them? What was unresolved? What gave them joy? What if one of them died before the other? How did they want to be cared for in their last days?


Our greatest hope is that Miss Norma's story will help other families have a better time broaching this difficult subject. Although we know that driving your loved one around the country in a motor home is not the answer for everyone, we have to ask, "What might work for you?"

What is important to you when you can no longer speak for yourself?

The links provide a few ways that may help your family and friends initiate this important conversation.