Quote from Ma-Crap
Death, I think, should be celebrated as a happy time mostly. A celebration of that person's life. I don't know if my views will change when I lose someone really close
Alot of the time how you react to death is how your loved one died. My Mum had suffered for years with MS and in the end it was actually lung cancer that killed her (never smoked in her life!!, dad smokes a pipe!) she died after a couple of days in a coma, at home, cos dad demanded she stayed at home to die and not go into hospital. But her funeral tho sad there was a relief that her pain was all over and she wouldn't have to suffer ever again, so yes there was a kind of celebration of her life.
here is something I have just been sent today.
"IF I HAD MY LIFE TO LIVE OVER - by Erma Bombeck
[B]( written after she found out she was dying from cancer).[/B]
I would have gone to bed when I was sick instead of pretending the earth would go into a holding pattern if I weren't there for the day.
I would have burned the pink candle sculpted like a rose before it melted in storage.
I would have talked less and listened more.
I would have invited friends over to dinner even if the carpet was stained, or the sofa faded.
I would have eaten the popcorn in the 'good' living room and worried much less about the dirt when someone wanted to light a fire in the fireplace.
I would have taken the time to listen to my grandfather ramble about his youth.
I would have shared more of the responsibility carried by my husband.
I would never have insisted the car windows be rolled up on a summer day because my hair had just been teased and sprayed.
I would have sat on the lawn with my new clothes and not worried about grass stains.
I would have cried and laughed less while watching television and more while watching life.
I would never have bought anything just because it was practical, wouldn't show soil, or was guaranteed to last a lifetime.
Instead of wishing away nine months of pregnancy, I'd have cherished every moment and realized that the wonderment growing inside me was the only chance in life to assist God in a miracle.