For the last twenty years of her professional life, Beverly Wilkins has been a grief group facilitator, congregational nurse, and visiting nurse. Her occupation as a trained palliative care nurse brought her into intimate contact with many patients going through their final stage of life.
She possesses a serenity and ease of the vocabulary around death and dying because of her complete belief that it really is not the end. In fact, it is more like a birthday following a birthday. We are all born to eventually die to another life, “where there are many mansions. I go and prepare a place for you” (John 14:2 NKJV).
This book is a collection of real-life scenarios she has been witness to; she wants to give you calm and peace as you transition to the next stage of light, the only stage that all of us will experience: death.
May you feel the promise that God will be there to meet you when you arrive in your new home. No need for angst at the end.
Go in peace and live joyously and confidently knowing your final destination is already reserved.
Happy birthday as you breathe your last breath.
Enjoy the whoosh.
About the Author
Beverly Wilkins is a mother, widow, Gamma, friend, grief navigator, palliative nurse, naturopathic doctor, reiki master, minister, author, and a student of the human condition.
Her best description is as a work in progress (WIP). Yes, we are all works in progress, as we try to share one another’s losses and loves. Her favorite assignment is to “Love one another as I have loved You.”
Imagine how much that would fix in this world. I doubt many of us would assign our only son to die for the rest of us.
Let’s relinquish the bondage of fear around dying and instead plan for it with exuberance; make it a celebration that we did not waste our time here on earth so we may rise up in victory to our next birthday celebration with the words “Hi, God. I’m Home. Wow!”