PREPARE NOW SO YOUR LOVED ONES DON’T HAVE TO
What are the benefits of a funeral assistance plan? On average, a funeral can cost approximately $8000+ and your loved ones are faced making difficult decisions during their time of grief. Funeral assistance plans can take the added stress off of your family members with them knowing that everything is covered and they can focus on grieving their loved one.
Many funeral assistance plans include all the small details from transportation of the deceased to cremation or burial at their final resting place. With these plans, your loved ones won’t feel alone and with just one phone call, everything will be taken care of and financially paid for. The people working behind the scenes are ready to be there for your loved ones to help guide them through the planning and answer any questions.
No one is ever prepared to think about this day or even want to plan for it but signing up for a plan and paying monthly is just one step closer to easing your mind that things will be taken care of. Not only will you be signing up for a funeral assistance plan, you will also be signing up for a peace of mind that you can leave your loved ones with one final arrangement.
“GRIEVING WITH THOSE AROUND YOU”
Grief? That’s a loaded word. Grief comes in different forms, different feelings, and at different times. Not one single person grieves the same as another even if they are grieving the same person or loved one. So how do you not feel alone? When you’re in a state of grief, it seems like no words can help because you aren’t able to rationalize your feelings at that time. “I know how you feel.” The most innocent sentence coming from someone just trying to help can feel like the most frustrating sentence. No one can know how you feel, right? That was my mindset when going through grief. It wasn’t until I realized that they were just trying to say that they know what it feels like to grieve in their own way and not saying that they know what I was personally feeling, then I was able to take a breath and know that I am not alone. A mother grieving the loss of their child, a spouse grieving the loss of their partner, or a child grieving the loss of a parent… even though this could be the same person that everyone is grieving, no two people will be feeling the same but knowing that everyone is at their own stage of grieving can help you realize that there are people for you to lean on. Instead of grieving on your own, grieve alongside those willing to help and be there for you. Find the people that you can trust and when you say you are “fine” they know, without you telling them, that you need them and their love. Grief comes in waves and can sometimes hit you at random times, even 10 years later, so find what makes you accept that grief, work through it, and continue living the life you were given here on earth. Challenge your mind to say out loud, “I am grieving and it’s ok.” Allow yourself to go through all the stages of grief at your own pace and give yourself grace while overcoming each stage. You may go back and forth between the stages, and that’s ok, trust that that is what your mind needs to heal. You will heal. You will find your new normal, you will find your way to live your life for your loved one watching over you, and you will find your way to move forward, not move on, but move forward. Love yourself through your grief. You will heal.
-written by anonymous-
SONGS THAT ARE BEST FOR FUNERALS
A service to honour the life and legacy of a loved one that has passed away would be incomplete without funeral songs.
Funeral songs are able to express how we feel about our loved one that passed away.
They can also express our deepest sorrow and help us to begin healing.
Some funeral songs can also help us joyfully celebrate an extraordinary life.
Whether you are planning a funeral, a memorial service, or a celebration of life ceremony, we are confident that you will find meaningful funeral songs in our list of 200+ Best Funeral Songs to play at the service.
FUNERAL PLANNING: HOW TO PLAN A FUNERAL
Get started here by learning the steps to take in planning ahead for your funeral including planning tips and advice on prepaid funeral plans.
Why Plan Ahead for Your Funeral?
The goal of preplanning your funeral is to help ease the burdens that will fall on your family, your loved ones, those you will someday leave behind. After a death, the surviving family is faced with 3 primary burdens – emotional burdens, obviously, but also financial and legal burdens. The purpose of planning ahead is to prepare them to deal with these burdens. It’s a caring and thoughtful thing to do for the people you care about the most.
BEREAVEMENT AND GRIEF
Coping With Loss
The loss of a loved one is life’s most stressful event and can cause a major emotional crisis. After the death of someone you love, you experience bereavement, which literally means “to be deprived by death.”