Keep Your Fork
Attributed To Roger William Thomas

A Woman Was Diagnosed With A Terminal Illness And Given Three Months To Live
She Asked Her Pastor To Come To Her Home To 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 Pastor Was Surprised

The Woman Explained

"In All My Years Of Attending Church Socials And Potluck Dinners
I Always Remember That When The Dishes Of The Main Course Were Being Cleared, Someone Would Inevitably Say To Everyone, "Keep Your Fork"
It Was My Favorite Time Of The Dinner Because I Knew Something Better Was Coming, Like Velvety Chocolate Cake Or Deep Dish Apple Pie - Something Wonderful

I Want People To See Me There In That Casket
With A Fork In My Hand And Wonder
"What's With The Fork?"

I Want You To Tell Them
"Keep Your Fork
Because The Best Is Yet To Come"

The Pastor's Eyes Welled Up With Tears Of Joy As He Bid The Woman Goodbye
He Realized She Had A Better Grasp Of Heaven Than He Did
She Knew Something Better Was Coming

At The Funeral, When People Asked Him Why She Was Holding A Fork, The Pastor Told Them Of The Conversation He Had With The Woman Before She Died
He Said He Could Not Stop Thinking About The Fork And Knew They Probably Would Not Be Able To Stop Thinking About It Either

He Was Right

"Keep Your Fork"
"The Best Is Yet To Come"

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