I joked with her and commented, "Well, you look like you're being well taken care of. You've trained them well." Her kids seemed very nervous and kept reassuring her that she was just fine and soon would be her old self again. The woman ignored them and kept her eyes locked on mine. Then she said, "I am checking out soon." The kids continued to chatter . I instinctively knew she wasn't referring to checking out of the hospital, she was soon to check out of this life. I said, "You seem to have great peace with that." She replied, "I do have peace. I have had a wonderful life and it's my time." The nervous energy among her children amped up noticeably, and they started admonishing her, "Oh Mom, just stop that! You're going to be fine. You'll outlive us all."
She ignored them and continued looking at me. I asked her what was so wonderful about her life, and she went on to tell me about her late husband, who she would be joining soon, her children and grandchildren, the travels they had enjoyed with the family, et cetera. I stood there listening, fully aware that this was the only way she could communicate to her children that she was dying soon and wanted them to know she was at peace. I remember thinking, "Ah, this is why I am here. I was sent to this room, not for the sleeping woman in the other bed, but to be here for this dying woman so she could use me to communicate her truth to her children, which they had been stifling." The room was quiet now and one of her daughters, starting to cry, bent down to hug her mother. One of the sons glared at me. I knew my work was complete now and I wished her a safe journey and a glorious reunion with her husband. She looked at me with such gratitude as I took my leave. We smiled a secret, knowing smile and nodded. I walked out feeling lighter and very grateful that Spirit had used in me in such a way. In Unity we often refer to our Divine appointments and I felt this was definitely one of those.