What is the one thing every single person in this world has in common? We are all going to die at some point!! There is no denying it and no avoiding it, it is going to happen to each and every one of us at some point. While we don’t have to like the idea, it is a reality we must accept. At some point it is going to happen even to YOU.
Now to be the person that hears your planned life expectancy may not be neerly as long as you had hope, really, really sucks big time. I know I am in that position. Still I really do believe it is harder on the families. Many may ask how can you say that, you are the one that is going to die, the family will at least still be alive? Well, that is my point exactly, the family will still be alive to grieve and mourn your passing. The pain of the grieving process can linger on hurtfully for years.
Now irregardless of what your religious beliefs may or may not be, when you pass, your physical suffering on this earth is ended. My Christian beliefs comfort me tremendously as I know I am going to a much better place. But, for this post that is all irrelavent. No one knows for sure what is going to happen in the after life. What we do know for sure is what we will be leaving behind in this physical life.
We will be leaving behing families filled with pain and grief. It is going to happen to all of us and all of our families at some point, another fact of life. This is something we can’t avoid. Now my thought is, my question is. We all love our families, so is there anything we can do to ease or cushion the blow when the time does come? Now obviously, I know there is nothing that can be done that will completely take away that pain. The grieving process is a natural and healthy way of being human. I am looking for ideas on how to ease the burden if only slightly.
Let’s back up a step. Once we learn we are on the final leg of this journey called life and find ourselves with an uncertain future. Our families are there with us, facing that same uncertain future. But are also at that time forced to sit helplessly by watching as our health continues to deteriorate. They are suffering tremendously. Is there anything we can do to ease their sufferning and hurt. We all love our families, what can we do to make it at least a little easier? Suggestions or thoughts please.