Wednesday, August 6, 2008

Love is watching someone die.

So who's going to watch you die?

13 comments:

MrsSpock said...

I've watched many people die as a nurse. I'd say love is letting someone die peacefully and gently even though painful and desperate measures might extend their life for another couple days or couple weeks.

Sara said...

Whoa. This is really deep. I watched my son die. Who is going to watch me die? I am going to say my future children. I think they will be with me when I cross over to be with their brother in Heaven.

Good question. Really interesting...

Elana Kahn said...

Errr...I hope no one for a really long time. It's a pretty morbid thought... But I will tell you--I hope it is my children (Get it? Because that will mean that I will have had children...)

Io said...

I plan on running off on my own and dying like an old dog in the woods.
Or having my kids at my bedside.

Tigger said...

I'm watching my mother die. I'll probably have to watch my father too. In a way, I hope there is no one that has to watch me..it's too sad and too hard to be the watcher, wanting to take it all away and make it easier and make it not happen.

Sarah R said...

I really, really hope my son outlives me. It would be my biggest fear that something would happen to him.

Anonymous said...

Hi Nancy,

I don't know if you remember me or not (Cheri41505). I was on the trying to conceive message boards with you a while back. I just wanted to say CONGRATS on the great news. I am so happy for you. You and your husband deserve it. Congrats again.

Ahuva Batya said...

Nobody. I'm going to go hide out back under some bushes like a wild animal, when the time comes. Great to see your 14-week belly!!

Lori said...

Probably everyone who has died before me.

Ali said...

What a moving question. My heart is pounding all of the sudden, thinking back to when my grandma died pretty unexpectedly, 3 days before Lauren turned one. The whole family was at her side.

Jenn BG said...

You've been listenting to a lot of Death Cab, huh? I always worry Jacob is going to ask me about that song when we are in the car, but thankfully he hasn't.

Kaci said...

Wow - no matter how much love I'm surrounded by, the thought of someone I love watching me die is hard. I certainly hope my children are around when I die, because it would be harder to have something happen to them before I die than to watch them watch me die.

KatieM said...

I (and several other family members) watched my grandmother die. It was one of those moments that you never want to go through, but are thankful for every second of it. When I die, I want to go like that....surrounded by my children and grandchildren (and meet my husband again in heaven).