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My Final Resting Place

Updated on December 21, 2017
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Karen Hellier is a freelance writer and eBay entrepreneur. She lives happily in the mountains of North Georgia with her husband and her dog.

To the left of the tree is our final resting place, on Earth that is!
To the left of the tree is our final resting place, on Earth that is! | Source

Visiting Our Burial Plots Before We Are There!


A few weeks ago, my husband took me to the cemetery in a nearby town where he has purchased two burial plots. He purchased these plots years ago, and since we have only been married for two years, I was not part of this original purchase. But in a way, I am glad to know I do have a final resting place...although my actual final resting place is not here on Earth at all. I am a born-again Christian, and as such, I have committed my life to Christ, and as He is no longer on this earth after He died, I believe I will not be either when I die. I believe my soul will be in Heaven with Him, so where the remains of my earthly shell of a body are buried is not of much consequence to me.

When we first went to the cemetery, I was curious. It is in a picturesque little town that neither my husband or I am from, or have ever lived in. But it's well known in my state, and not too far from where we live. We both love visiting this town, and it is beautiful. Driving down the pathway leading to our burial plots, I noticed how old the trees were that lined the road. It was shady and would be a nice place for relatives to visit if they choose to do so. My husband mentioned that down near the water had been available but was a lot more expensive, and did I mind that we weren't there? I thought for a few seconds and discovered that where I am buried really doesn't matter at all to me. If people do come to visit our remains, hopefully, they will bring a folding chair if they decide to stay a bit and be shaded by the old trees with full green branches. And on a hot day, they can be cooled by the breezes coming off the river not too far away. Or maybe they will take a walk down by the river and feel the peace of being near the water and how water can soothe the soul.

I am grateful to him for having the forethought to have chosen a spot for us so that our relatives will not have to deal with choosing and purchasing not one but two burial plots so we can be together. And I am happy to know that although this is not the first marriage for either of us, it is the final marriage for both of us, and I have never been happier so of course would want my earthly remains to be next to his.

But I am more grateful to know that although my bones will be there, both my husband and I will be in Heaven, with our Savior, and that's the final resting place that really matters.



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    • Karen Hellier profile imageAUTHOR

      Karen Hellier 

      5 years ago from Georgia

      Wow, we both have cosmetics and God in common. You are right, my husband is wise. Thanks for reading and sharing this on the Facebook page. That's very kind of you.

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      Deborah Brooks Langford 

      5 years ago from Brownsville,TX

      I agree.. we will not care where we will be buried. but it sounds like a wonderful place to me.. Your husband is so wise... I am a born again christian myself. I will share this on Facebook Prayer Request page.God Bless you

      Debbie

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      Karen Hellier 

      6 years ago from Georgia

      Angel198625,

      Thanks for reading and commenting. It is a good idea. I wish I could convince my parents to do it. It would be less stress for my brother and I later on. And you are right, my husband is sweet!

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      Amber Lynn 

      6 years ago

      This hub and the comments got me thinking about doing this as well. No one in my family had ever bought burial plots ahead of time, and I think it would be a great idea. Your husband sounds so sweet!

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      Karen Hellier 

      6 years ago from Georgia

      teaches12345,

      You are so right. I encourage you and your hubby to look into it. My parents don't have burial plots yet and when I asked about it, they just shrugged and said they may have to leave it up to my brother and I. That's not something to look forward to.

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      Dianna Mendez 

      6 years ago

      My hubby and I have been thinking of doing this as well. I don't want my kids to have to deal with the burial information. I love how your hubby was so sweet to think of this for you. And, as you say, it's not our final resting place: we have a heavenly home to look forward to when it comes time for our bodies to lay down to rest.

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      Karen Hellier 

      6 years ago from Georgia

      Gottabegod,

      That is a precious memory for you to have shared those moments with your Dad. I think it says a lot that he wanted to be buried near your in-laws as well. What a close family you must have.

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      Tracia Bussey 

      6 years ago from Southern USA

      Karen, what a peace to know our future after death! Before my dad passed, I went with him to select two plots for he and my mother. My mother-in-law had passed two years earlier and he decided on a spot as near to her and where my father-in-law would also be laid to rest as possible. It felt a little strange, yet at the same time, I was honored to have that opportunity to walk with my dad and be with him as he made a decision. Both my In-laws and my parents are there now, their remains that is. They are actually waiting in heaven to greet my husband and I when we arrive - what a wonderful reunion that will be!

      As Paul said - to live is Christ, to die is to gain!

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