cemeteries

I was driving home tonight and felt drawn towards the cemetery. I know. It’s weird.

I’d like to think it was the evening light. The place looked beautiful and peaceful.

I found a white duck who was looking a little lost. Then I started walking around and thought about the people buried there. I’ve heard a sermon before about how we live our lives in the dash. That dash between our birth year and death year. We ask ourselves, are we living the life we dreamed of in our dash?

Go visit a cemetary sometime soon. It’s a good reminder of how much time we waste working for things that don’t matter. When we die, none of it matters. All that matters is how we loved people and the legacy we can leave behind.

I’m not afraid to die. But I have a hard time accepting my loved ones will die. I’ll never be ready for that.

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  1. “I’m not afraid to die. But I have a hard time accepting my loved ones will die. I’ll never be ready for that.” i feel the same. I know I’m not the only one, but it’s nice to hear it said by others. I am scared(have FEAR… which, I suppose, is not of God) to tears and a very heavy and real sorrow. It’s sometimes debilitating. Fortunately i don’t really think about it til i go to bed, so being debilitated isn’t all bad. Anyway… i talk too much. Just wanted to say thanks (i was thinking about death a little this morning… my cat is getting old and i worry her health may be failing a little… and i know she will not live forever and i need to ‘be prepared’ for her passing.. as well as all our pets. AND everybody! — biggest worried thought – if i grieve so hard and long for pets (TarBaby died a year a month ago – i still can’t talk about her without crying)… and Zip – grandparents cat – died 5 years ago… grief is still very real – anyway, if i grieve so hard for these pets, how will i cope when family members start passing. maybe, somehow, it will actually be alittle easier. i KNOW i will see them in heaven… pets, the Bible’s not so clear on that :)anyway.. that’s it.

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