Updated: Jan 13
There was a young woman who had been diagnosed with a terminal illness and had been given three months to live. She asked her Pastor to come over and discuss her final wishes. She told him which songs she wanted sung at her funeral, and what scriptures she wanted read, and which outfit she wanted to be buried in. Then she said, “One more thing... I want to be buried with a fork in my hand.” The woman explained, “In all my years of attending church socials and potluck dinners, I always remember when the dishes of the main course were being cleared, someone would inevitably say to everyone, ‘Keep your fork.’ It was my favorite part because I knew something better was coming, like velvety chocolate cake or deep-dish apple pie - something wonderful. So, I want people to see me there in the casket with a fork in my hand and wonder, “What’s with the fork?” Then, I want you to tell them, “Keep your fork, because the best is yet to come.””
From the author Margie Melvin Long of ‘Keep the Fork’
This beautiful young woman who’s life taken too soon, had a better grasp of heaven than any of us can imagine. She wasn’t scared for the next chapter in her life. She was ready to embrace the unknown as she knew something better was coming. She was ready!
Many of us go through our daily lives, never giving thought to what is to come. Many concentrate on the now and the past, which brings those who suffer Mental Illness even more anxiety and depression. It’s hard at that state to realize a better life is to come.
Many who perceive their life in that moment will never see a better light. Never see or to know an outcome. Never to know God has a plan for them more important than the heartache they suffer in the now.
The Best is Yet to come!
I have lived through the treacherous teen age years. I self harmed and thought of leaving the world. My best friend took her life at the early age of 13. Never will I forget her sweet face, her beautiful smile, her loving family. I see her occasionally in the stars or the clouds. It makes me smile to know she’s happy and looking over those she left behind.
The Best is Yet to Come! It’s hard not to live In a past that so devastated ones being. It’s hard not to see a brighter road but know God does have a plan for you! Keep believing in yourself through it all, the lows, the heartache, the feelings of worthlessness because baby, you are NOT only worth it, the best truly is yet to come! Don’t let anyone dull your sparkle.
And just remember ... keep your fork!
The BEST is yet to come!