It is a more difficult discussion for the family than it is for us. But it is a reality we all face.
Sherry and I have made a choice together – just where we will have our final resting place.
For years we have had those plots in Mount Nebo back in Mt. Jewett, Pa.
But now that is almost 800 miles away from our home in OIB, N.C.
When we joined Saint Lukes Lutheran Church – we were told about the COLUMBARIUM!
I did not know what the pastor was talking about – so he took us deep outback of the church property.
And passing the pond we came to a group of trees and there it was.
We were told this is for members only of the church – and the spaces are few left –
We found out later that they plan to build onto the existing Columbarium in the near future.
It is a quiet and peaceful spot – four miles from our home.
We decided to have this as our final resting spot as we both want to be cremated.
Here – it is close for whoever is left to visit.
So – we purchased one of the last available spots left – and they will construct more walls in the future.
Our lots back in Pa. we will try to sell as that also is running out of space.
As I said before – it was more difficult explaining to the family than it was for us to decide-
But in your years of autumn – putting things in place and taking the stress out of our lives –
is a comfort for both of us – to be as near to each other as when in life.
Not something that anyone wants to talk about – but we are at peace with it.
This is our home now and our church –
This is where we want to be –
THE COLUMBARIUM OF SAINT LUKES LUTHERAN CHURCH – OCEAN ISLE BEACH, N.C.