Few years ago Gegga’s grandmother passed away. She was a real granny – the best! Always taking care of others. And always smiling. Nobody was allowed to leave her home without a full stomach of homebaked cookies and delicious food.
Like most people, granny had some fear to carry; She was very much afraid of doctors. So she never went to see one. For instance she never went to see a dentist - until one day. She had lost all her teeth and needed to get a false set! She would rather die than stay in a hospital overnight.
Unfortunately, when granny was 89, she fell in her home and broke her pelvis badly. It hurt a lot, and Gegga called an ambulance that took her to the Hospital. She was given morphine to kill the pain and then she lost her conciousness. The doctors told the family that she was going to die very soon.
Granny was very skinny, just 38 kg (she, herself never ate her home baked cookies). Everybody found it most likely that she would not live more than a day or two. So the doctor decided not to give her intravenous fluid.
Gegga’s grandpa was allowed to have a bed in the same room, and the family staid in there, day and night for 5 days! ... BUT GRANNY DIDN´T DIE! Everyone could see that she was very much in pain even though she had morphine drop intravenous.
Miracle happened - on the fourth day. Granny suddenly woke up! – and asked for a lipstick. Then she kissed the man she had been married to for more than 65 years. Afterwards she lost consciousness again.
The next morning when Gegga arrived, grandpa told her he needed to go home and take a shower. He would be back in an hour. One of the family members gave him a drive, the others went for a coffe break in the refectory. Gegga knew exactly what was going to happen:
GRANNY WAS GOING TO DIE NOW!
Gegga was alone with her. She took her hand and told granny to go ahead: “Thank you granny for everything you have done for us. Give yourself now a permission to die - GO FOR IT GRANNY!”
In 10 minutes granny was gone – to heaven!
But what about grandpa? Would he ever forgive himself for leaving, ... for a shower?
YES he would! ... Because granny is a genius! She knew, because Gegga is a nurse, she would tell grandpa that he had given his wife the best gift ever – by leaving the room. It was too difficult for her to “die”, while he was staying there.
Gegga also told him, that when working with dying people, she had often seen simular “plots” between souls. So grandpa believed her and didn't felt guilty at all. He was even very happy with his decision to leave. :)
Assuming that the soul is a part of God, would it then be strange if it would die against it's own will??