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A Piece of My Mind
July 7, 2004


JAMA. 2004;292(1):22. doi:10.1001/jama.292.1.22

Judd was 10 years old when his mother died. After she died, his father brought Judd and his two older brothers back to the hospital to be with their mother one last time and to recite the 23rd Psalm. After the Psalm had been read, the family left the hospital room. Judd hadn't gotten too far down the hallway before he suddenly returned to her room. Holding onto the doorway with his small hands, he leaned into the room and said strongly, "Bye, Mom." It was not a final good-bye. It was a good-bye saying, "I'll see you again real soon, like tomorrow."