Clergy, Faith and Mental Health, in My Own Voice, Recovering Humanity

Chaplain Thoughts: How COVID-19 Broke My Heart Part 2

This past weekend, I was supposed to go out of town and could not find anyone to take my shift. Before leaving the office, my supervisor asked if I could come in if only just for half the shift. I felt torn and at the last minute decided to stay and complete the full shift.
I am SOOOOOOO glad I stayed. I had NO IDEA it would possibly be my last. I know not forever, but for now. I REALLY ENJOYED my job and felt deeply gratified, especially after sitting with a family or patient and offering them something they desperately needed – be it comfort, reconnection to spiritual experiences, or just someone to be present and listen.
I didn’t realize just HOW MUCH this experience means to me until now, and the tears won’t stop

#iamNOTok😭😭😭😭😭😭😭😭😭

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