Saturday, December 09, 2006

At the Funeral Home


Wake
Originally uploaded by shainelee.
We spent some time at the Ric Brown Funeral Home this afternoon. It's always a bit sad to attend a funeral. There are family members who are mourning their loss. At the same time, it can be a good time because you get to see family, from whom you may have lost touch. You have a chance to remember old times when things were happier.

Then, there are children. What do you tell them about death? My son was very insistent on going to see his uncle in the casket. Magnus is only 5 years old. I wonder how well he understands the significance of his uncle being gone. He seemed to accept that his uncle is sleeping until God calls him.

The other aspect with children is that they can only behave for so long before it goes against their nature. They are quite the opposite of a funeral. Children are life, hope, and happiness.

Boys at the fish tank
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