Enduring Love The Book
Enduring Love is a collection of over one hundred portraits of hospice patients with family and friends embracing love and life. Someone in all of the portraits has since died. Many photographs were taken on the last day of life, often moments before the last breath. These portraits have frozen time to preserve a visual memory of love and connection indefinitely.
Enduring Love also offers glimpses into hospice care, the truth of what the process of death and dying looks like, and thought provoking realities of how people live and love with dementia. Included are grand love stories, inspiring conversations with the dying, their advice for living, and the wisdom their illnesses have gifted them.
Enduring Love is an invitation to live and love fully while we are alive!
Photographs by Mary Landberg
HOSPICE PORTRAITS BLOG
Mozell’s husband of twenty-one years left her two weeks after she learned her cancer had returned, this time to her bones. He said he couldn’t cope with seeing her die and his only option was to move back to Montana where his brother’s horses needed …Read More
Dottie tenderly pat her sister’s hand and said with accomplishment, “We’ve been sisters for sixty-four years.” Until four years ago, Dottie and Lollie never lived in the same house together. Lollie said with a sense of understanding, “Mother kept churning out kids and the last …Read More
Yolanda, a delightful seventy-six year old gal with brain cancer, and Lil’bit, a spirited eight-year old shih-poo have forever shifted my sense of purpose in this life. I commonly ask the dying about the meaning, significance, and purpose of life. I also ask the same of …Read More
Morgan’s home had a luxurious retreat like feel to it. It was lovingly maintained, as Morgan appeared to be. She was well dressed with gorgeous hair and perfect makeup. She smelled of some exotic French perfume. We started our conversation about hospice in her back yard …Read More