My younger sister, at age 46 knew that the cancer was going to win out. She
bore witness of the plan of salvation and testified that she was merely about to
take the next step. We gathered as a family around her in the living room, my
parents and most of my siblings and took directions as she planned out her
funeral. One of my sisters showed her a brochure with caskets and she picked
out the one she wanted. A couple of her friends; who she had chosen for one of
the musical numbers, practiced their piece there at the house and my sister, who
had been serving as stake music chairman, corrected their performance and
explained how to improve the piece with additional dynamics.Of
course we miss her, she died a few weeks later, but talking about that part of
our Father's plan made it easier to approach. It was similar when my father
passed away about six months later. He too had his funeral all mapped out and
we each knew how best to bear testimony at the services of the gospel's
truthfulness.Perhaps Michael McLean said it best with "... it's
hard to say good-bye and let go...", but we know that families can be
together forever and talking and planning out this important step helps us to
see beyond the veil and gives us a better glimpse at eternity.
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I just wanted to say I have really appreciated this series of articles. It's a
subject that hits close to home but often people are reluctant to talk about it.
Thanks for the work that you are doing.