My pastor says that both his mother and mother-in-law, in their late 80′s have said that having a long life is not such a blessing. Living alone and missing their deceased husbands, they are ready to meet the Lord.
Yet, with the availability of modern medicine, something so basic such as hydration with an IV can keep an elderly on earth longer than they want to. I do not believe in euthanasia where you take an active part to end a life, but there comes a point when intrusion in the course of nature really is not a compassionate act.
I wonder what I would want if I live into the 80′s. I am praying that I die in my sleep…morbid thought but you’d be lying if you say you’ve never had a similar thought.