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12/20/17 Reflection

When Luke was a baby, I served the Elaine, AR United Methodist Church for two years. One of the older men talked about his wife, saying “She left me.” It took me a little bit to realize this was a … Continue reading

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Sarah’s Tribute to her Mama

A note: I am naturally resisting switching verb tenses. In this writing, I oscillate between past and present. This grammatical “error” jars the writer and the reader–this jar is intentional, to remind us that this is wrong. A college senior … Continue reading

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Lynette’s Obituary

Obituary for Rev. Carol “Lynette” Little Carol Lynette Little, 57, a member of the “Miriam Generation” of United Methodist Clergywomen in Mississippi, died on Tuesday, December 12 at her home in Harrisville. Her funeral services will be held at Marvin … Continue reading

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Lynette’s Last Day

Lynette’s last day: Luke brought her some coffee. He spent a couple of hours happily sharing with her his knowledge of video games and pro wrestling. Sue Deer from Rexford stopped by with some vegetable beef soup. Lynette had a … Continue reading

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December 12, 2017

Tuesday, December 12, 2017-I woke up after a good night’s sleep. Lynette appeared to be sleeping as well. I let her continue and went about getting my breakfast and coffee. Luke came downstairs about an hour and a half later. … Continue reading

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December 10, 2017

December 10, 2017-One year ago today, we brought Lynette home on home hospice. By “we,” I mean AMR brought her. Eight days earlier, I drove her TO the hospital in our car. By December 10, she needed an ambulance to … Continue reading

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December 8, 2017 Part Three

Luke and Sarah arrived. I asked everyone to leave the room except for the four of us. Luke had spent pretty much the entirety of Lynette’s illness trying to know as little as possible about what was going on with … Continue reading

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December 8, 2017 Part Three

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December 8, 2017 Part Two

The rest of the afternoon included a visit from an oncologist with Jackson Oncology, the group that sees cancer patients at St. Dominic’s. He had been in contact with Lynette’s oncologists at UMMC and they had reviewed the results of … Continue reading

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Further Reflection on December 7, 2017

remembered one more thing from December 7 that I want to post before I remember the horror of December 8. As with any hospitalization, the food from the hospital food service is not always to the patient’s liking. That was … Continue reading

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