Nearly 5 years ago, my husband’s precious maternal grandmother passed away. This special woman had an amazing sense of humor and a flair for life. Without saying a word, she could make me laugh with just a look. Several years before her death, she visited a local funeral home in order to plan her funeral services. When she passed away, the family didn’t have to deal with the stress of organizing her farewell services. They could relax, grieve, and concentrate on the wonderful memories they shared with her. I've grown to appreciate this. On this blog, you will discover the steps required to plan your own funeral.
7 March 2019
Death in the family hits you hard, no matter your age or where you are at in your life. It can be difficult for children because they may not understand the nature of it, and this could be their first encounter with death. Losing a grandparent or someone else could be crushing for a child, and it's hard to lend a helping hand because you are going through it also. These tips can help you help your child through it while you also grieve.
29 October 2018
Choosing an appropriate grave marker can be a task that may be more complicated than you thought it would be. Not surprisingly, those that are ordering these markers may be undergoing intense stress that can make it difficult to make informed choices. Are Headstones the Only Option for Grave Markers? There is a common assumption that a headstone will be the only option for a grave marker. However, it is also possible to choose grave plaques.
8 September 2018
Talking to your parents or grandparents about what they would like their funeral to be like is a hard conversation. But it's also a necessary conversation, both for the one who passes away and the ones who will be trying to show loving respect as they say goodbye. So, how should you about having this challenging conversation? Here are a few tips. Talk About Memories. A funeral is really about creating and reflecting on the memories of a person that was loved.
23 June 2018
When a loved one passes away, the overwhelming grief can make it tough to think through decisions and make wise choices. One of the biggest choices you will need to make during this time of loss is how to handle your loved one's remains. Many people opt for a typical embalming and burial, but there is another option: cremation. Here are four instances in which cremation may be the best choice for your loved one's remains.
22 May 2018
Making the decision to plan your own funeral is something that a lot of people shy away from, but it really is a responsible and thoughtful way to ensure two things. One, your surviving relatives will not be left planning your funeral at a time of mourning. Two, you can ensure the funeral you get is exactly what you wanted. While planning a funeral in itself can feel a little overwhelming, there are things you can do in advance to take a little of the awkwardness out of the situation.