Burial question: My wife died after 30 years of marriage. We raised 2 children and have a large extended family. At the time I bought a double plot (vertical) for her and myself, and next to that, a double for her parents. Her Mom is next to her now. After 5 years I remarried. My new wife would like to square away our burial needs. I’m sure the kids would like me near their Mother and Grandparents, but that’s rather awkward for my new wife and her family. Do you have any advice?
God puts us all on this planet in an imperfect state. It would be fairy-tale-awesome if every man and woman lived in a long enduring and happy marriage and both return to their Creator at the same time. However, that is not how the world REALLY works! You know this, and you’ve heard all the platitudes about how sensitive this situation is and how everyone involved should try to be understanding, and that there’s no easy solution, and so on. Let’s deal with reality.
First, we want to express our delight that you seem to have found happiness again after a long marriage. Many widowers don’t get this second shot, so accept our congratulations along with the wish that your second marriage brings you joy.