Sifting through memories

The other day I was think about how many times at funerals, people attending and the ones that are speaking, must sift through the memories of the deceased to find ones that are good, wholesome and worthy of repeating at the funeral.

Have you ever known a person that lived such an exemplary life that upon their death, the attendees at their funeral didn’t have to sift through the memories of the person to speak respectful of the deceased? Over the years I have attended many funerals but one in particular I remember, because I was attending for the family members, not in memory of the deceased. The deceased was a scoundrel in life and I noticed that at the person’s funeral that not one family member was shedding a tear. What a way to be remembered. The opposite was true of a sweet little lady that introduced me to my wife years ago. Her name was Arlene Estes and to my knowledge, I never heard a bad word spoken about her. She showed me kindness and love at a difficult time in my life when I was a senior in high school. When you think of a Godly woman, she comes to mind.

So, the point of this blog post is that if you are reading this, there is still time to create good memories for those you love and those around you. You could make changes in your life so that on the day you are called home, your loved ones will not have to sift through the memories of your life to pick out a few good ones. KT

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