Carol Ann’s Passing

Carol & Merlin
Carol & Merlin

After a week of home-care, my beloved Carol Jarvis-Kirkendall, returned to Hospice Family Care in Prescott, Arizona.

At 9:05am on November 20th, 2013 she peacefully passed from this world to the next.

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With our beloved daughter Mary at my side, in the fold of Hospice angels, with the help of far-reaching voices, we were able to fulfill my promise to Carol when we married . . . When we have grown old together, and should you prepare to die before me, I will hold you in my arms, you will feel loved, safe, and know you have lived a good life.

I read to Carol many times the messages and letters sent by friends, family, colleagues, and people she had never met. People who deeply respected the woman she had become. People who celebrated her healing contributions to the world.

Clearly her compassion and kindness continue to ripple through countless lives.

I am sure that I will spend the rest of my time on earth sharing the stories of my life with Carol. I look forward to it. She is my precious muse. May I be blessed with a long and productive life.

For now, I tell you just one story.

 

CAROL ANN’S PASSING

On that morning,
I held her in my arms for hours.
She looked to me for the last time.
I then wailed endless sounds
I had never heard myself make before.

 

Thank you for your prayers of many faiths.

Thank you for your messages of love.

Thank you my courageous Mary!

 

Prayers of Gratitude.

Sobs of Grief.

One-hour-at-a-time,

Jeff

 

A Prayer for Carol Ann

Dear friends and relatives,

My best friend for thirty years, my Carol, is very ill and fragile in Intensive Care today. Nothing else in the world can occupy my heart. Being a caregiver for her is the most important work I have ever done. I am so profoundly proud of her.

My wife has eased the suffering of thousands of near-forgotten children and families of many faiths, . . all who suffered for the sins of others. She is internationally regarded for her work with child abuse.

So for those of you who asked, if you want to pray for her, we welcome all faiths. I only ask you pray she knows she is loved and safe. Something she missed as a child.

You may add that she know the world is a better place for her having been here.

Thank you for asking.

If you would like to e-mail her an encouraging message, please do. I will print and read them all to her.. . . jeff@writinginamerica.com

Many blessings to you and all your families.

Jeff

Carol Ann & Dinah
Carol Ann & Dinah