Monday, June 20, 2022

A story of a truly dignified death in Switzerland

A letter from a friend and supporter in Switzerland. Reprinted with permission.

De Visu/
In our family our Mom, Rita, died in February 2022. She was 94 years old.

In September 2021 she went for three weeks to a home for elderly people. She was not happy there, so we found a lady who came to her home, to stay with her, to eat lunch with her, to play cards.

In January 2022 she had a brain stripe and I asked her if she wanted to go to the hospital, she answered to me: No, I prefer to die at home and soon after, she went to heaven.

You know it was incredible. After the brain stripe she recovered a little bit and wanted to have a feast-meal with us. We had red wine and french fries.

And the last week before she died, I visited the neighbours house to ask them if they wanted to come, to say goodbye. 

A young couple came with their two kids. I told them that my mom liked to sing and that we could sing now at her bed to say goodbye. And we sang a child’s song. It was so beautiful to see how God arranged everything. It was an empowering experience. I am so grateful!

Now, I wish you a good summertime.

Liebe Grüsse für Alex und alle deine Lieben. A big hug from Zurich



Sharon said...

Yes. Thank you for sharing this story of love .

Anonymous said...

Thank you Margrite for the heartwarming story of your mother's death. May God bless you.

Anonymous said...

Thank you for sharing this beautiful experience. What a gift was your mom for you and people around. What an amazing daughter she had who respected her until the end here on earth. God bless you. Teresa