I am not sure why, but this morning I was thinking about what I'd want my funeral to be like.
I don't really care whether I'm cremated or buried--whichever feels like the right thing to the people left behind. Well, I guess to be honest, I would rather be buried. But if it's easier to cremate me, I say go ahead. I'm not going to care at that point.
I don't want anyone to wear black to my funeral. I want it to be like one of those old-fashioned wakes where there is lots of food and people laughing and remembering my life, not my death.
And I want The Princess Bride to be playing in the background, because it is pretty much the best movie ever and I can almost quote every line from it.
I want the funeral programs to have two Bible verses on it. The first is 1 Thessalonians 4:12 & 13, "But I do not want you to be ignorant, brethren, concerning those who have fallen asleep, lest you sorrow as others who have no hope. For if we believe that Jesus died and rose again, even so God will bring with Him those who sleep in Jesus." When I die, I will be with Jesus. Nothing sad about that.
The second verse is Psalm 63:1, "Oh God, You are my God; early will I seek You; my soul thirsts for You; my flesh longs for You in a dry and thirsty land where there is no water." This is my life verse, and it defines the core of who I am. God is as much a part of me as the heart that beats in my chest. I take Him for granted sometimes, just like I take my heart for granted, but the reality is that I know I can't live without Him. Trust me when I say I have no wish to die, but I know that when I do, that will be the day I thirst no more.
I realize this may seem a bit morbid to some; a twenty-six year-old writing about her funeral is a wee bit creepy, I'll admit. Well, all I can say is don't read too much into it. I don't have a fatal illness or even some sort of strange premonition. I just think about weird stuff.