December 09, 2009

December 9th

Tonight I attended the Hospice Light up s Life Ceremony. The families of hundreds of hospice patients were invited to celebrate the life of a loved one that was in Hospice care and passed away last year.

They offer us a gold ornament with our loved ones name on it and when their name was called we went up and placed the ornament on the tree, as they played Christmas carols. They read off over 250 names a staggering number for just Tulare County.

Once the names were all read and ornaments placed on the tree they dimmed the lights in the room and lit up the tree. A room full of hundreds and it was solemn and quite.

Hospice is a great organization watching out for the terminally ill and their families.