I don’t like to think about the time that we all must face, the time when we will leave this world. But I also think that if we prepare for it, it can help our loved ones get past the sadness of their loss. Along with making sure we have enough insurance to provide for the kids, funeral planning in advance is a good idea. My father in law planned his own funeral; he selected the place, the speaker and where the memorial service would be held. It made it a lot easier on my husband and his family. Even though his passing saddened us, he made the arrangements himself, so it was a burden the family did not have to bear.