Planning for the End

Death is a topic that people don’t want to talk about, especially their own deaths.  As Woody Allen said, “I am not afraid of death, I just don’t want to be there when it happens.”

My mother passed away three days ago.  I was very glad that I had taken the time last year to have a conversation with her about how she envisioned her funeral.  It greatly eased the decision-making at a very trying time.  I didn’t have to keep stopping and asking myself, “What would Mommy want?” and then second-guessing myself.

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