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Assignment #51
Describe what to do with your body when you die.

Jody
Blowing Rock, North Carolina USA

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My father died from cancer a few months ago. Going thorough this living/dying process with him, changed the way I feel about dying.
A few years ago, before I had my first surgery, I confided in my dad by expressing my fears about not waking up from the anesthesia. He laughed, and said I had nothing to worry about since I would be dead. In a funny way, I was relieved.
With that same outlook he approached death. He didn't have any last wishes. No preparations for his burial were made while he was alive. (Except that there was a family plot he could “use.”) It was then that I realized that funeral arrangements are for the living. While holding my father's hand and he died, I experienced a deeper level of trust. I was freed from worrying about what to do with my body when I die. Now, I trust the people in my life to make plans they deem appropriate.