The Brave, Astonishing, and Admirably Generous Kara Tippetts Has Died

Posted By on March 23, 2015

Kara Tippetts with her husband, Jason. (Photo via Tippetts' Blog, Mundane Faithfulness)

Kara Tippetts with her husband, Jason. (Photo via Tippetts’ Blog, Mundane Faithfulness)

The Daily Signal reports:

Kara Tippetts didn’t choose the day she would die.

On Sunday, March 22, the mother of four passed away, after close to three years of battling breast cancer.

“I feel like I’m a little girl at the party whose dad’s asking her to leave early, and I’m throwing a fit,” said Tippetts, crying a little, about her experience in the trailer for a documentary about her life. “I’m not afraid of dying. I just don’t want to go.”

On her blog, Mundane Faithfulness, Tippetts chronicled what she did with her last weeks.  She wrote about entering hospice care: “My fight is for time and tenderness with my loves. My fight is to embrace the good moments hospice is giving me and loving my people well. It’s important~ these moments. All our moments are precious gifts.”

…dying with dignity is not dependent on whether you choose the time of your death or not. It isn’t about the exact circumstances of your death.

Tippetts clearly fought as hard as she could to eke out every last moment she could with her husband and children.

That’s not undignified.

That’s brave—and astonishingly, admirably generous.

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