In the last year or so my mom has begun to get her affairs in order...and it's kind of terrifying to me. The talk of wills and living trusts and the occasional topic of where she'd like to be buried, it's a lot to take in. I crack a lot of inappropriate jokes to ease my tension.
|(Image brought to by the artist Josh Agle...aka SHAG)|
My mom made her decision...she would like to be put to rest here. We visited the mortuary together and left with a "double" under a tree, near the fountain. When the time comes, I have a space too (if need be). So somehow I now have a permanent resting place.
As awful as it is that I will eventually have to come to terms with losing my mom who is one of my very dearest friends, I guess that it's one less thing to worry about. It's still terrible to think about though, I don't know how I will even begin to cope. Here's hoping that it won't be for a very very (very very very) long time.
Anyone else out there with older parents? How do you handle the eventuality of it all?