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Getting Prepared…

When I had to put my “special” dog, “SUGAR” to sleep… after 16 years…
I knew I could “do it”… on the day I chose…
I woke up knowing it had to be done…
going blind, tumor, hearing loss…
TOO much for her to stand any longer!….

TODAY!…
I had the strength and the time was right!…
I’m sure there are several who know “what I mean”…
It’s that way when we have to make hard decisions…
Make hard choices…
Do something that we DON”T want to…
I woke up today with that “I can do this!” feeling…
I had gotten all paperwork together….
Had been thinking where I was going…
and it felt “right”…
You ask, “Where were you going?”…
“What was it you had to do?”…
I had to go to the funeral home…
to make arrangements… ask questions… check on prices… needs… what was expected… address my wants… desires…
along with Bobby’s…
You see…
He wanted to go with me…
As we always do… and have done…
Making important decisions “together”…
We had some of our desires figured out…
and NOW we wanted to get things lined out…
for “WHENEVER” that time would come…
Some may call this morbid…
WE DON”T!…
We wanted to be settled on our decisions…
have things in order….
and make this situation as simple as possible…
We had debated on cremation… or burial…
Being older has changed some of our thoughts on some things…
The funeral home I chose…
answered all of my questions…
my wants/desires…
and were so accommodating in meeting our “needs”…
Insurance discussed…
and all arrangements were discussed…
So pleased with Funeral Home which is near the Cemetery we have had plots at for over 30 years…
Very pretty…
Spacious for family gathering and viewing…
Nice people to work with…
and seemed to really care in pleasing us…
YES…
we will be cremated…
of course it seems as Bobby will be leaving ME… with being diagnosed with this cancer… and saying terminal…
but, as I know… ONLY GOD truly knows…
and I am so glad…
HE has left that in HIS HANDS …
and our duty is just to have the Faith and Love to abide by HIS wishes…
This funeral home has a viewing if you chooses … even with cremation…
Bobby’s wishes met…
My Southern Boy is very traditional…
NO hidden surprises with this funeral home…
all in black/white…
and finalized by us later…
My LOVE will be put in an urn/box… and I will keep until I pass… and then we will be put together into one vessel and buried together…
Both our desires met…
Such a weight has been lifted in making these arrangements…
a PEACE has come over both of us…
Thank you Lord for listening to my heart and leading me to the right people…
place…and comfort in making these hard decisions…
YOU are Always with me!…
We are NOT expecting to use these arrangements soon…
We pray daily for my Bobby’s health and strength in battling this cancer!…
that the chemo continues to keep it “at bay” for a long time…
That we will take one day at a time…
enjoying our friends, family, children, grandkids…and our special moments together…
We want to LIVE for the day…
soaking in every moment God has left for us…

Sunday Gratefuls: August 4, 11, 18, 25… 2013

Days slip slowly away…

Being busy¬†doesn’t mean I’m not grateful

I see things every day and thank my Lord for them…

But, writing them down… sometimes doesn’t happen…

So catch-up time again!

August 4, 2013…

It is a bad week coming… My sister’s husband was going down fast… He had been sick for a long time…

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My sister is my Grateful… She shows such strength in doing her duties as a wife… but, mainly it’s her love that shows through…

Her love for her family… her husband and others…k3593382

Her love of her God… That has kept her going and not giving her more than she could bear…

August 11, 2013…

The day after the funeral of my sister’s husband…

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My grateful for all of the people who came to the funeral home… sent loving wishes… sent beautiful flowers… called… who gave of themselves…

What a blessing to see…

August 18, 2013…

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My grateful for a time to get away… laugh a little… cry a little… talk a lot… A day with my good husband who shows his love every day… and my sister a chance to unwind a little… because reality and every day life will seep back in quickly…

August 25, 2013…

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My grateful for my Little Family…

Visiting… eating together… watching a movie together… our chit-chat… catching up on weeks that had flown by without really seeing each other…

Gives my heart a full dose of love and fills me with thankfulness… that we care enough to want to be together…

So, I might be late in writing them down… but, the gratefuls are in me always!