However, amongst the tributes and the sorrow and - yes - the humour, God bless her! - I found myself thinking about my own mortality and how I'd like my funeral to be. How I want to be remembered and what I want my eulogy to contain.
Do you find yourself wondering what people will remember you for? Me, I think it'll be one of the following
- the ditsy blonde who, despite a university degree, could be remarkably naive and yes a bit stupid!
- a girl who made you laugh, even at her own expense
- a chronic sufferer from depression, who whilst she was making people laugh, behind the scenes was crying inside?
- an argumentative witch, always arguing with her husband and with her kids
I resolved to change these things, as I'd rather people remembered me as
- a clever and intelligent person - always willing to share her knowledge and to learn from others
- a strong woman, who always put her family first
- a Mum who was always so proud of her children and how they turned out
- a great friend, who always had a shoulder for others to cry on
If I really want them to remember me the way I want to be remembered, it's time to change.
I will do my best to change in time for my own funeral. You didn't need to as you were perfect the way you were.
To MW - Rest In Peace, and thank you xx