Amanda, thanks for your kind words. Funerals now make me feel depressed, anxious, and worried. I can plainly see myself as the person in the coffin and I can see my children weeping for me. I try to just banish those thoughts. I remind myself that I'm there to pay my respects and to offer condolences and whatever aid I can render to the grieving family. I've never enjoyed going to funerals (who does?) but my emotions about death and grief are more intense since my terminal diagnoses. I'm thankful to Heavenly Father that these times of grief are infrequent as most of those I know are in good health.
Katie Philips, that's such a mature and beautiful way of looking at it! I'm going to try thinkinng about it as a celebration of that person's life next time. It can't hurt.