Tell Us: Do You Want to Know the Final Departure Time?

Denise

Tell Us: Do You Want to Know the Final Departure Time?

Denise
publicdomain-sun-and-cloudsThis morning, I wrote a weekly comfort called Depart, which talks about making memories. We can't know the day and time of a caree's final departure--we can only do our best to make today count.

Which makes me wonder: Do you want to know the day and time of the final departure? Would you want to know when death will arrive--for your caree, for yourself or for other family members? What are the advantages of knowing? Any disadvantages? Does it help you manage the day because you don't know? Would it help you better manage your time if you did know?

Please share your thoughts in our comments section, below. And, be sure to cast your vote in our poll.




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Denise

You're so right--acceptance makes it so much easier to live life now.

Denise

Hi--I've debated about this and at this moment (I could change my mind) I don't want to know. :) I realize that not knowing is a motivator for me. I want to be healthy in my future, for however long my future will be. I want to have good relationships, for however long my family and friends will be in my life. Because I don't know, I don't look too far beyond this moment. I do my best to make the right decision for the moment. :)

Jeff

I, too, would prefer to get a \"heads up\" for both of us. For selfish reasons, it would allow me additional time for emotional preparation. Also very important in making decisions about the utilization of resources. Financial and otherwise.\r\nBesides the responsibility of caring for our loved ones, we also have to be very concerned about our own well being and outliving our resources. I would like to be able to anticipate and plan better. I think few would argue, there are levels of care, and then there are levels of care.\r\n\r\nI want to live, rather than exist. None of us are getting out of this life alive.\r\n\r\nAs the old joke goes.... I would like to make the last check I write returned for NSF :)

Denise

Love your last line. :)