How do you celebrate death anniversary?
By Daddy Neil
Lapu-Lapu City, Philippines
September 4, 2008 10:14pm CST
Sunday, September The Seventh, will be the first death anniversary of my mother. I wish to go to the park and visit her grave. I live in the south and the place is miles away from it that I have to take a plane and other means, to be there. So I have just to stay put here. Now I wonder, have you guys my friends and mylotters celebrate death anniversaries if you already someone that passed away? How do you celebrate and is it fine to do celebrate with death anniversaries? Can we save their spirits with our prayers from getting down there, if you believe in hell? (neildc @ red/90/1778)
2 people like this
• United States
6 Sep 08
I believe that, if they've lived a good life, you won't have to worry about them going 'down there'. My mother passed away one year ago this past March 4. I didn't go to visit her gravesite. It's about 120 miles away from where I live so the drive alone would have been too much for me. But, the main reason I didnt' go was that it hurts too much. My grandfather, father and brother are all buried next to each other and they all share the same name. It was just too sad. I'd rather cherish the good memories that I have of them. That's how I 'celebrate'. I usually find myself feeling rather melancholy on the anniversary but, as the day progresses, I'm usually talking about the good memories I have of her.
• United States
5 Sep 08
I believe that we can certainly pray for them and send our love to them beyond the grave, but ultimately, it's God's judgement, and we cannot argue with it, plea with it, bargain it, or anything else. His judgement is perfect and final. I believe that maybe getting the family together, on the phone, or in a chatroom if you're in seperate cities, or all together in a room and staying together and saying a prayer for your mom would be really nice. I don't think it needs to become a yearly ritual, but for the first year, absolutely yes!
5 Sep 08
We usually go to my father's cemetery, to give some prayers and flowers on it. Or if we don't have the time or the chance to go there, we would just pray for my father, hope he has a nice rest up there. It's always sad thinking about my father, missed him so much. Happy mylotting and have a nice day!!