November 8, 2016

“I was my husband’s caregiver as he was dying of cancer. It was the best seven months of my life.”

May God Grant Us Grace to See the Beauty in Our Suffering

“I was my husband’s caregiver as he was dying of cancer. It was the best seven months of my life.” Grant is a deputy managing editor for the newspaper.

The people at PBS News Hour were so moved by her piece that they asked to tell her story in a video essay. (You can watch it below.)

I was my husband’s caregiver as he was dying of cancer. It was the best seven months of my life.  Tracy Grant

Ten years later, I haven’t started a foundation to cure cancer. I haven’t left the news business to get a medical degree. I work. I pay the bills. I try to be there for my sons. I will never again be as good a person as I was when I cared for Bill. I will never again have that high a purpose.  But every day I also try to find and put into practice the person I became during those seven months. I try to be a little less judgmental, a little more forgiving, a little more generous, a little more grateful for the small moments in life. I am a better person for having been Bill’s caregiver. It was his last, best gift to me.

Tracy Grant is a deputy managing editor at The Washington Post.

Posted by Jill Fallon at November 8, 2016 11:20 AM | Permalink