Funerals are finite! The one event that most of us would rather not attend but we must out of compassion and respect for the family of the deceased.
Tomorrow I will be attending the funeral of a lady whom I’ve known since I was a child and she also happens to be my sister’s Mother In Law.
She was a wonderful lady, grandmother, mother and former neighbour.
So many people, who can afford to do so are pre planning their funerals.
Have you done this?
At this time, I have not, but this is something I really need to do. My older sister has told me that she has already prepaid for her funeral and did so with money left to her. What a wonderful thing to do with some extra money you happen to receive.
Now I have to admit that there have been several visitations to funeral homes which I have neglected to attend and this is shameful. I always feel terrible when I do not go but it has happened.
Do you do this too?
The days that I have missed visiting and offering my condolences, I wonder, will my friends and neighbours do the same when I pass away and not bother coming to offer their sympathies to my children? Many people request that there be no funeral and no visitation. This happens quite frequently in my town.
Tomorrow I will attend a funeral. I will offer my sympathies to the family as I should and hope to do better in the future.
Photos courtesy of: https://www.google.ca/search?q=Images+of+a+Funeral