Taking the time to honor the life of your loved one in a personal and meaningful way is a powerful step on the path toward healing and resolution. Fortunately, memorialization can take a variety of forms. Sharing stories and reminiscing about our loved one’s life, values, interests and experiences can help us to see how they have shaped our lives.
Having the discussion about pre-planning your funeral can take place anywhere you and your loved one feel most comfortable. It can happen over dinner, a cup of tea or while taking a walk. The main thing is that this talk can happen at any time. It doesn’t need to be a conversation that waits until near to the end of life.
Starting this conversation can be quite easily done by reviewing a photo album or memento, visiting a memorable location, or reliving a humorous family story. This is a dialogue that allows all participants to share some of the ways they have impacted and influenced each other’s lives.
Remember, beginning this talk is really just the start of the conversation. This is about talking to and listening to each other about any number of things.
Depending on your comfort level, you may want to document what is said and consider involving your funeral director. You can make notes afterwards or during, you may want to record the conversation or encourage the other participants to write down what they found most intriguing. Memorialization can be modified to meet the family’s needs and help the family to make important decisions about how to best honor and remember your loved one when they have passed away. The caring funeral directors at DeBord Snyder Funeral Home & Crematory are here to help you and your family to decide on what end of life options are right for you and your family.
What is most important is that you take the time to honor and remember the people who matter most to you!
When searching for a trusted, community-based funeral home in Lancaster PA, you can rely on DeBord Snyder Funeral Home & Crematory. Contact us today. (717) 394-4097.