“Death is not finite, it is but a continuation of life” ~Tony Jefferson, Jr. ~
I realized something while being a part of my Grandmas funeral, I can still feel her alive in my heart and she continues to live through all of her children, grandchildren and great grandchildren. For years I never truly understood death and I suppose no one ever will, but the thing I gained from this experience is that death is not the finality of life, its life amplified depending on the legacy you left behind. Grandma or “Madear” as she was affectionately called left a huge legacy and it is up to the living to continue that legacy.
Mourning is a natural part of life and we will mourn our loved ones when they leave the earthly realm, but if we want to honor them, we must celebrate shortly and live abundantly. Funerals are a celebration of a life lived not of the supposed ending. As the living loved ones continue to dwell on earth, it is our duty to better ourselves and continue and strengthen the legacy left behind for us. A legacy is never complete, it is a book filled with many chapters, let your chapter of the legacy be the best reflection of you as best as you can make it.
Before your chapter ends on earth and begins in another time, make sure you build a good chapter to a legacy, carving your own niche in the ever expanding Tree of Life. Make your particular branch fruitful and fulfilling.