Though the semester is coming shortly to an end than expected, I really enjoyed this course. I learned so many different aspects of “death and dying”. Today was the last class of the semester and our last lecture concerned the beliefs of an afterlife. Is there life after death or are we just dirt in the ground, dust in the wind? Many people have different beliefs and theories; whether they rely on religion, science, tradition etc, beliefs vary. Personally, faith plays a major factor in my life. For that reason being said, discussing death or thinking about it doesn’t necessarily bother me. I guess I don’t have much anxiety about death. That is because I am a strong believer in God, Jesus Christ, and the Bible. I believe there is an afterlife in Heaven or Hell, and I pray that me and my loved ones make it to Heaven. Heaven is a place of rejoice, celebration, love, peace and most importantly rest. As heartbreaking as lost may be, I feel that God calls his children home on his own time. I strongly believe in having faith, even through the bad times, and realizing that everything happens for a reason and is going to work out for the best.
Death is inevitable. Lost in inevitable. You can’t defeat them and you will drive yourself crazy trying to avoid them. You have to live your life now and love it without regrets. Now I’m not saying go and put yourself in stupid/dangerous situations, but don’t be afraid to do what makes you happy. Heaven is forever, but life on earth is too short to just waste away. When we created our bucket list in class today, I put down some ridiculous things on my list. But of all the things I listed, what was most important to me was love, building a family, and keeping the one I have now together. My immediate family consist of my mom, dad, and two younger brothers. I know I would be devastated if I lost either one of them. It would take a lot of time for me to overcome the grief. But the one thing that would keep me going is FAITH. After lost, I know in my heart that I will see my loved ones again in Heaven, where we will live forever.