The last two days I've been participating in volunteer orientation for the Hospice organization that Charlie and I are going to working with. While I am excited to get this project started, I am very nervous. I've never watched anyone die before. I've experienced lots of death and loss in my life, but it's all been very sudden and unexpected. The thought of working with people who are facing death (both patients and care givers) is a bit overwhelming. I've learned so much already, and I haven't even met one patient yet. I know this will be a life altering experience for me. Already, my attitudes towards death and dying are beginning to change. I also know that God is calling us to this work and therefore He will give us what we need to complete the task. I have a lot to learn about living from the dying.