Thursday, March 11, 2010
My Grandpa Friesen passed away this past Wednesday. This grandpa has always had a special place in my heart. I'm sad to say good-bye, and yet I'm thankful that we can know with confidence he has finally entered Heaven and lives uninterrupted with His Heavenly Father. As the pastor said, it was a sad day, but it wasn't a sad event. My Grandpa was ready to go and looked forward to His Heavenly home.
Now, as with any death comes a lot of questions for the living. How does it feel to die? What would you do differently if you could do it again? How can we properly mourn while continuing to move forward? What do we need to change in our lives? Why is the concept of death still scary?