Wednesday, May 19, 2010

Emotional Preparedness

Are you ready to lose everything?

That is a very hard question to face. Our daughter died and it was very hard, she was only 9 days old.

Few people are brave enough to look at their own mortality much less their spouse's or their children's.

We are mortal and so we will all die. That is the nature of mortality. You can't make that go away and you can't ignore it.

Something that made dealing with it easier was suing decisions we had already made. We donated her organs and they were able to use her heart valves to save someone else's baby.

Since we are still young and tend to move around, we decided that whoever dies first should be cremated so we can keep them near until we could be buried together. So we keep her close in her urn.