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.
18 April 2018
If a loved one passed away and is now getting cremated instead of buried, you should know a bit more about cremation options. Once you have the ashes, it's possible to do several things with them. The exact approach you choose to take may vary based on the request of the deceased when he or she was still alive as well as what you think is best for the family.
23 March 2018
While people often view grief as something that occurs after a traumatic or otherwise upsetting event, it's important to remember that you can actually begin to experience grief in advance of something bad happening. In the counseling community, this situation is commonly known as "anticipatory grief." Many people experience this form of grief, as well as a different type of grief later on after the unwanted event has taken place. If you're noticing signs of anticipatory grief, don't feel as though you need to wait to get help from a grief counselor.
27 February 2018
You have many options to consider after a beloved pet passes away. One choice that many pet owners opt for is to have the pet cremated, and then bury or scatter the cremated remains afterward. While you might wish to scatter the remains on a favorite trail that your dog enjoyed, for example, an alternative is to keep them closer to home and scatter or bury them in your backyard. If so, you may wish to set up a small headstone that pays tribute to your pet.
26 January 2018
When it comes to picking out a cremation urn to hold the remains of a recently deceased loved one, metal and porcelain urns aren't the only types of choose. You might not be aware of stuffed animal urns, which are essentially ordinary-looking stuffed animals with a container inside them to hold the remains. This type of urn can work in many different situations, but it may especially be desirable if you've lost a child.
15 November 2017
Have you been giving thought to what will happen once you pass on? Are you wanting to make your final arrangements as easy as possible for everyone? Making arrangements for your own funeral is clearly less pleasant than spending an afternoon at the park or doing some other entertaining activity, but it's obviously something that you know should be done. In order to make sure that everything is taken care of in the manner that you want, there are some things that you need to at least consider doing right now.