Tuesday, July 21, 2009
A morbid question, it is not.
If you knew you were going to die tomorrow, what would you do?
I know that many people ponder what they would do in this situation. This made me think as well. So here are some of the things that I would want to do if I knew I was going to die tomorrow.
Lets say I have the whole day, so I will spend my first waking hours praying. Although I admit I have been less than perfect in my Christian life, my belief in God remains strong. My main concern would be to pray for my family and their ability to get past this day with ease. The second concern would be to make sure that I am right with God. Finally, I would ask that my passing be a peaceful transition from this life to the next.
After calling friends and telling them how I appreciated their contributions in my life, I would like to take a walk with my children. Though they are adults now, these three people have played a big role in my life and well-being. The closeness that we have as a family has been an amazing strength through my life. Walking with them as we talked about some of our memories among other things would be a top priority. My greatest hope is that I could pass some peace onto them about my death. For them to know how very deep my love for them goes is one of the most important things to convey. One last time, I would look them each in the eyes and tell them "It will be okay."
Also I would like to have dinner with everyone. The entire family would have to be there. My parents and sister and everyone else that is in my extended family. We would laugh and travel down many roads of memory. My sister would know how much I appreciated the times she cared for me. My father would know that his strength gave me strength. My mother would know that whatever things happened in the past are truly in the past and that I no longer hold those ill feelings.
And finally, I would like to sit with my love( you know who you are). As the evening moves further along and everyone has gone home, I would sit cuddled closely with him. I would let him know exactly how much he means to me. Making him aware of how very much I appreciate his support when I wanted to realize a dream. He would know that my love for him runs far deeper than he could imagine. If the option exists, I would lay in his arms until the moment that I slipped from his arms - to God's.
How about you? What would you do if you were to die tomorrow?