Words of Hope: Celebration of Life

My Dad started talking about dying in the last few years. Honestly, it bugged me. I didn’t want to talk about his funeral; I didn’t want to have any of his possessions; I didn’t want to imagine my life without my Dad. Finally, as it became more and more evident that Dad was dying, we asked him what he wanted. Dad loves people, and he loves parties. He definitely did not want a funeral; he wanted a Celebration of Life. He wanted there to be joy because he felt tremendous joy to be going home to be with Jesus. He wanted there to be music, and people, and food, and singing. Those of you who know my Dad or just have enjoyed his Words of Hope are welcome to his party. We are having it at Post Falls Real Life Church on May 29, 2022. It’s Memorial Day weekend, which can be cold or warm in Spokane, Washington. Post Falls, Idaho is literally right next to Spokane, and the main airport is Spokane International. My brother, mom, and I are planning the event.

I know Dad wanted this day to be a reminder of the beauty and joy of life—that every moment is a gift and that even death is something to celebrate as believers in Christ. It isn’t the end, merely a doorway into a new, thrilling beginning.  

“But as it is written, Eye hath not seen, nor ear heard, neither have entered into the heart of humankind, the things which God hath prepared for them that love Him.” – 1 Corinthians 2:9