What a beautiful story. Hospice is SO rewarding.
I have always, during my nursing career, tried to look at each patient with the attitude of "What is this patient supposed to be teaching me?"
This has helped me tremendously over the years...instead of dreading a patient, or fearing that I can't take care of them, especially the difficult ones....I try to turn the situation around....not even that I am there for the patient, but that they are there to teach me something.
Sometimes it is very hard to see what I am being "taught", but I know deep down that one day the message will be clear to me.