Her life was ending and they all knew it.

Huddled around the bed in the darkened room they watched as she lay quietly awaiting the inevitable.

A pause in her breathing, her heart slowing, they stood close and held her hand as she slipped away.

There was peace in that moment; months of fighting the battle were suddenly replaced by calm.

A new beginning.

Lillie McFerrin

4 thoughts on “Ending

  1. josie2shoes says:

    Endings such as this so bittersweet. The gift of release for her, a profound sense of loss that those remaining will live with forever. Strong writing.

    • Andrew says:

      Thank you Josie. Having stood at that bedside just 6 months ago I found writing this piece a very personal experience that took me back to that place once again. I appreciate your kind comment.

  2. Beautifully written, Andrew.

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