Reissued on its tenth anniversary, May I Walk You Home? remains an invaluable resource for professional caregivers and loved ones assisting someone on their final journey home. Accompanied by the experience and empathy of hospice educator Joyce Hutchison and the wisdom and inspiration of best-selling author Joyce Rupp, readers will discover the courage necessary to embrace the struggles and rewards of this final companionship.
The teachings are given in this book …by simply getting inside the stories, being there, listening to Joyce, observing how she is present with the very ill and with their families. The meditations and prayers I have provided with each story came after much reflection on the stories themselves and from my experience as a hospice volunteer. It is my hope that they will provide an opportunity for strength and comfort in the midst of a situation that often calls for unwavering attention and dedication.
—Ministry and Liturgy