Monday, July 09, 2012
My cousin, Carolyn, called me about two weeks ago to state that her husband was in hospice and dying. On July 4th, she called to report his death. I offered to help her in anyway she needed.
Much to my surprise, she honored my faith and belief as she asked me to give the religious words at the celebration of life service for her husband. She also asked me to do this at the cemetery.
God, you do give me new opportunities with 30 years of caregving of my father, helping my mother as her hospice partner, caregiving of my husband, and working with members of our congregation. I prayed deeply and then began to put the scriptures together. Now words to connect the scriptures to Edward's life and fami y are flowing. I decided to use a warm welcoming statement for a celebration of life service. A coworker will give the eulogy. I need to write the prayer.
I ran things by my pastor, Rev. Meg. I also spoke with the funeral director. So much to do!