“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.)
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