Thank you for letting me be a part of your Journey.
I am a certified End of Life Doula serving the Texas Golden Triangle area: Beaumont, Orange, Bridge City, Nederland, Port Neches, Groves, and Port Arthur.
I am a Christian, A Mom of four children and have three son-in- laws. I am an essential oil educator and Aroma Freedom Technique Practitioner. My sidekick Ellie, a Golden-doodle, is an emotional support dog in training.
I enjoy being with my family and friends and spending time reinforcing what Ellie and I learn in her training classes. I enjoy reading, Jazz music, spending time outside and running.
Being able to share love and to connect with others is what makes our lives have meaning. It doesn't matter what kind of home you live in, what you drive or what you wear that matters, it truly is all about love for God, love for others and love for yourself.
On a Personal Note
Some of my thoughts on how I came to be an End of Life Doula.
My mom passed away on December 31, 2017. Taking care of her changed me in a very profound way. It opened up my eyes to what dying can look like. It doesn't have to be feared but can be embraced. Support for the dying and the family can ease this transition and make it a beautiful experience.
Making an impact on how one transitions from life to death is very important to me. I felt that my mom left this world just as she wanted to. We honored her and gave her the death she needed. Here are some of my thoughts on "our journey" as a family.
She brought me into this world, it was my gift to her to see her leave this world peacefully. It was an honor and privilege for her children to care for her in the last days of her life. As funny as it sounds, it was a wonderful experience. We had her cherished pictures around her, we had her essential oils diffusing, her favorite tv program on at times, we made sure she was as comfortable as possible, we told her how much we loved her and that it was okay to leave. We reminisced and shared precious memories of her life and the life she gave her husband and five children. Being able to express how we felt, had a powerful effect on being able to let her go. As she took her last breath, we were there to let her know just how much we loved her and that she had been a great mom.
A deep sense of satisfaction came over me knowing we did everything we could for her tranquil transition.
Something inside of me knew that this was my calling.