Today, 2 different families spent the day much different as they would have planned.
Today, a young mother got up, got her 2 girls up, joined hundreds to say good bye to her 41 year old husband.
Today, a woman woke up, joined her children, grandchildren, and family to say goodbye to her 69 year old husband.
One woman I work with and have known for 7 years, and the other is my aunt-in-law that I have known for 11.
I can't imagine they would have planned today this way, would you? One man, tragic death. Another man, a battle of cancer.
Stacey and I have spent a LOT of time in the car lately, and a LOT of it alone, without children, something we don't get often. These losses in our life have opened up so many different avenues of discussion of our own lives, and our own deaths. It has us talking about doctors appointments we need to make. It has us talking about what we would do with our children if something happened to both of us at the same time. It has us talking about cremation or burial. It has us talking about songs we would like at our funeral and what we would like for our funerals to be like. So many things. We want to take care of a lot of this so that the ones we love don't have to. One of the things we are certain.... heaven is going to be an amazing place! Our God is mighty! We have hope! WE have GRACE! We know... we know.... WE KNOW who our savior is! And that gives us such peace about all of the above.
Have you talked to your husband or family about your wishes? What are some other things we need to consider? I know there are a bunch of things I left off that list above that we actually talked about... but help me make a list that Stacey and I need to make sure we have covered.