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Becki Hawkins

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Becki Hawkins is a retired hospice nurse, sharing the lessons she learned about life, death and living from her patients.
afterlife stories
“Where Is That Light Coming From?” A Moment Of The Afterlife One of the greatest gifts from the YouTube video of me speaking in Sedona about some of my experiences with my patients is when I receive emails from people across the globe about some of their experiences.This dear woman gave me permission to share her story below.“My first husband...

The Exit

Dying to Live
 On occasion someone will email me with questions about their loved ones who are in transition or who have recently crossed over. They will share their final words or their visions as they are in exit.Last week I received an email from someone who was curious if anyone had written me about having an experience like he had as...
What do the dying see? On more than one occasion family members have shared with me what their loved ones were saying weeks, days, moments before transitioning. Occasionally I was the one witnessing their descriptive visions.I receive emails from people all over the globe who want to tell me their stories after seeing the You-Tube video of me speaking in...
It was so hot
Feeling Like a Million Bucks It was so hot that summer; grasshoppers were committing suicide, throwing themselves onto the blistering pavement and looking like their own version of popcorn shrimp.I loaded my car with sweat running down my back. Gross! I was trying to remember all Larry, my Hospice patient, needed: blue pads for the bed and chair, Foley catheter,...

Saving Susan

Dying to Live
When Lacey called me the previous evening she said, “You have got to help me. I don’t know what to do for Susan or say to Susan. Larry said he thought we might want to come visit her.”Saving Susan Susan was grieving. Her sister, Betty, died last week. Susan had spent the past year assisting her sister through chemo, radiation,...
How the Cow Eats the Cabbage
I live in northeast Oklahoma. In most of the South, telling a person “how the cow ate the cabbage” means telling them the unvarnished truth even if it’s not pleasant.My assignment for one particular lovely spring day visiting Hospice patients included a dear named Mary Catherine. I was delighted to find such a darling home! It had white clapboard...
Dying to Live
I received the phone call that she had been notified by her husband’s family that they found her husband dead of an apparent heart attack. I sat down to gather my thoughts and to begin praying for her. This was the 2nd husband she had 'lost'. She was in her 40’s!When I arrived at her home I parked in...
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