How do you want to be remembered?September 13, 2006 at 11:33 am | Posted in Grieving, Mood | Leave a comment
Last week, there was a burial in town for a young mama (in her 30s, with two children, one in 5th grade and one in 7th) and we were discussing her short life and the accomplishments she had made. . . we were all sniffling and crying about it. . . she went to bed on Saturday and had a brain aneurysm and never woke up again. I am so saddened by this young mother’s death and pray for her two children and her widower, that they can find some comfort during these rough rough days. . .
One of the mamas discussing her, said that she does a lot of things for her family and those she loves, and hopes that they appreciate her. Then she went on to say that she also does a lot of things in the community and does them so that she’ll be noticed and that people will think good of her.
I was struck by her statement, “so that people will think good of her” because I also do things in my community, but not for people to think good of me, kwim? I do them because they ARE good things (like helping with the blood drives). Anyway, I thought her statement was a bit selfish, what do you think?
How would you like to be remembered?