Sometimes, a stranger can do something seemingly small--or totally unexpected--and it means the world.
Rebecca Dale was in her third trimester of a difficult pregnancy when she got the terrible news that her mom had stage IV breast cancer. Just as her mother, who she called her "dearest friend in the world," was being put into hospice care, Dale also found she immediately needed to go on bed rest in the hospital and would be unable to be by her mother's side in her final days. Needless to say, she was devastated.
It was on one of those days that she got the dreaded news that her mom had passed away, and as she sat in her hospital bed, tears streaming down her face, two of her nurses came in. As she told them what had happened, something incredible began to happen.
"One sat on the edge of my bed beside me, holding my hand, and the other at my feet. They asked gentle questions in soothing voices. I told them I needed to let it out, but couldn’t. Then the most unexpected thing happened," wrote Dale in a blog post on TheMighty. "They both began to cry--I mean really cry. It was remarkable. These two caring women did for me what I could not do for myself and for my mother. It lasted several minutes. I talked about my memories with Mom and they cried."
That simple but sincere act allowed her to regain her strength and not let her heart harden, she wrote.
"When it was over, I felt relief from the pressure that had built up. I knew I could keep it together for awhile longer. Grief can make us hard, or it can soften us. How blessed I was that day to have two soft hearts at my bedside."
An incredible moment of love.Posted by The Mighty on Monday, March 14, 2016
An incredible moment of love.
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