Funeral Services Will be Held on Thursday

United States
November 12, 2008 8:29pm CST
The services for my ex-husband will be on Thursday. I am trying to brace myself for this. Funerals are not something that I enjoy attending. Does anyone really enjoy them? Our children are gathered at their father's house and are making a photo collage. My daughters are practicing their songs. I have made a couple of dishes to share at the reception which will follow the burial. Gosh, such a hard word, burial. My husband has been very helpful in helping me through this. I have called him "Mark" several times in the past 2 days. Mark is constantly on my mind. Last night as I was driving home from work I asked for a sign that would tell me that he had crossed over and was in a good place. When I got home my husband had music playing over the television from our cable service. We sat down for dinner and the song "Spirit in the Sky" came on. That was my sign. Mark loved this song. I sang it to him on Sunday before he crossed over. My heart still aches, but I know he is in a better place. He is with the Spirit in the Sky.
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@Polly1 (12646)
• United States
13 Nov 08
I hope things go well tomorrow. I will be thinking about you. Take care and May God Bless You and your family. He already blessed Mark, he doesn't have to hurt no more, he is home.
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• United States
13 Nov 08
Thank you Polly. I know he is at peace. Even though I didn't see too much of him, just knowing that he is no longer there leaves me with an emptiness.
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@williamjisir (22885)
• China
13 Nov 08
Hello ElusiveButterfly. Yeah, he is with the Spirit in the sky. Bless him in his world. Cheer up, friend.
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• United States
13 Nov 08
I hope that everything goes well. I know that this is really hard. Glad that you hubby is so understanding!
@Feona1962 (7527)
• United States
13 Nov 08
Hi Elusive.... Mark is in a much better place and I believe you will see him again...I have been praying for all of you to get through this.. The ache may never go away but in time it will get better...I never properly grieved for my husband and my heart still aches for him...but we will be together again someday... Take care...hugs
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@myklj999 (48128)
• United States
13 Nov 08
My thoughts will be with you tomorrow my friend. It is so nice that you got your sign; these things can really help us to understand that the person is now in a much better place.
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@Thoroughrob (11748)
• United States
13 Nov 08
Good luck with everything tomorrow. I am glad that you received your sign. Stay strong and we will be here for you if you need us. Be strong and know that he is in a better place.
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@jillhill (37377)
• United States
13 Nov 08
I hope things went well and I know he is in a better place! A spirit in the sky..what a wonderful way to look at it!
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@kareng (29990)
• United States
13 Nov 08
Bless you and your family. I hope you will have good weather for the burial and things go well (as they can for these kind of things). Take care, you have lots of friends here thinking of you!
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@lexus54 (3575)
• Singapore
13 Nov 08
I am with you in spirit at this difficult time of your loss and bereavement. Even though you have been separated from Mark, you and your children still have strong ties with him, and it will be comforting to him that the people who are closest in his life will handle the necessary arrangements to give him a proper final send-off. Be strong and know that God has brought Mark to a better place. My prayers are with you at this time.
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@gabs8513 (48708)
• United Kingdom
13 Nov 08
My Heart and thoughts are with you and I am so glad that you got your Sign Big Hugs to you
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• United States
13 Nov 08
Im sorry for your loss. Even though you have married again and found happiness that doesn't mean that you don't have the right to grieve. May God bring even more comfort to you and to your family than he already has.
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