I recently was devastated by the loss of a designer friend last week who was very close to me.
Ok…shocked was a better word.
He was here one day and gone the next.
He was not old…
He had something akin to an aneurysm.
I was no good for a few days actually. I cried for three days and I am not a crying kinda person. I thank a friend who prayed for me and I really felt like I could hold it together after that prayer from her.
I called to see what the arrangements were for the funeral and was informed that there would be a memorial and not a funeral because this friend of mine always wanted to be cremated.
Ok… then I just noted that and hung up, I never thought about it again until I was telling a mutual friend and she was surprised. She said she was uncomfortable with that idea and that our friend had never mentioned that.
The last update was the family had decided not to do that they were not aware of his wishes that way.
So I was speaking to my sister about it and she says that she had always wanted to be cremated.
I was stunned….I never thought about it myself.
I thought WoW…let’s say my sister was married and her husband had come forward with this information and said we are going to cremate your sister I would have fought it tooth and nail and probably would have thought he had something to do with it.
Personally, I have not thought that far ahead but I was just thinking if any of my friends here know if your people know whether you want to be cremated or buried? It may be something you want to communicate early if it is the case.
Just wondering.. I am sure some will think that this is morbid but the process of death is a part of life.
Would it be a burial or a cremation and why?
Does your family know how you feel?
Do you have it in your will or have a will at all?