Saying goodbye to mom
So how do we not fear death? I think the first thing we need is an understanding of the Plan of Salvation and specifically that there is life after death; we need a testimony that we will live again. We need to know that death is merely a passage to the other side, just as birth was a doorway to come here. Perhaps we were just as nervous of birth before we experienced it as we are of death. Maybe once we die, we'll realize it's not such a bad thing after all. If we thought of death as a baptism where going down under the water might be a little bit scary, but coming up out of the water was the most beautiful cleansing thing, we might not be so fearful.
I'm again recommitted to teach my children the Gospel of Jesus Christ so that they will be prepared when their time comes. I'm determined to help them not fear death, and as a mortician's wife once told me, to make it a part of life.