Life on earth is hard. It can even be harder when we’re faced with the inevitable passage of death.
It’s during those times when the support of loved ones is so important. We need to comfort and cherish our family members, especially when they’re facing their final goodbyes.
Thanks to someone on Reddit, this touching story can be shared. Witness what a wonderful, thoughtful wife did during the last hours of her husband’s life. May we all learn to do the same.
Via Political Insider and Reddit:
A very old man lay dying in his bed. In death’s doorway, he suddenly smelled the aroma of his favorite chocolate chip cookie wafting up the stairs.
He gathered his remaining strength and lifted himself from the bed.
Leaning against the wall, he slowly made his way out of the bedroom, and with even greater effort forced himself down the stairs, gripping the railing with both hands. With labored breath, he leaned against the door frame, gazing into the kitchen. Were it not for death’s agony, he would have thought himself already in heaven.
There, spread out on newspapers on the kitchen table were literally hundreds of his favorite chocolate chip cookies.
Was it heaven? Or was it one final act of heroic love from his devoted wife, seeing to it that he left this world a happy man?
Mustering one great final effort, he threw himself toward the table.
The aged and withered hand, shaking, made its way to a cookie at the edge of the table, when he was suddenly smacked with a spatula by his wife.
“Stay out of those,” she said.
“They’re for the funeral.”
May we all feel the comfort of such a woman’s love.