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.
24 June 2017
It is the hardest thing for a parent to lose a child. The pain is even deeper when your baby does not live long after birth. There is always this feeling of unknown. Your hopes and dreams for your baby have died as well. Regardless, you must learn to live with what has happened and go through the grieving process. Read on to find out how to plan a funeral for your baby.
7 June 2017
Going to a memorial service for a loved one is difficult, but the funeral can be even more complicated if you are tempted to lie at the service. Attempting to lie to anyone during a funeral is in very bad taste and should be avoided if at all possible. Whatever you do, try to avoid telling these four lies at the funeral. Stop! Don't Make Up False Things to Comfort the Bereaved
24 May 2017
If you have been asked to be the officiant of a funeral or a cremation service, you should be comforted by the fact that this is a big honor that reflects on the trust that the mourners have in you. It is also a responsibility that should be taken seriously. Be sure to know the duties of a memorial service officiant before you commit to being one for a funeral or cremation service.
10 May 2017
Not every child is ready to go to a cremation service, but some kids will find that going to the cremation service of a lost loved one can be an important part of ultimately healing from the loss. Use your best judgment on whether your child is ready for this adult event. When going to a cremation service, there are some things that kids need to know in order to get the most out of the event and show respect to others.
26 April 2017
After the death of a family member, you want the entire extended family to pull together and offer support to one another. In some families, however, this isn't a given. Rifts and conflicts that can develop over the years can make this time even more challenging — in addition to mourning the death of your loved one, you may also find that you're stressed about seeing family members with whom you've had conflicts.