Last Sunday one of our friends from church passed away as a result of COVID and other underlying conditions. While it’s sad that she’s gone, everyone is grateful that she is now in heaven and is no longer suffering.
Her final weeks were spent in a hospital, with last week being in the ICU, where her condition began to slowly decline. Fortunately, she had completed an advanced directive long before she became so ill. This was a real blessing, because there was no guessing what she wanted to have done at the end of her life. She had taken the time to consider, and make, these choices well before they needed to be made, and thus not burdening someone else with such weighty decisions.
Everyone involved was grateful that she had made her wishes obvious. May we be as thoughtful to others, by making our final wishes obvious as well.