Shock and disbelief. These are our immediate responses when a person very close to us dies. Usually, it is very hard to just accept that death could happen to someone we love or to us, for that matter.
The instance we get over our first reaction, anguish sinks in. Anguished and mourning, making funeral preparations for the one they love who passed away can be a very difficult matter.
The crushing anguish one experiences after a loved one dies can incapacitate the person from making preparations for a decent funeral service for their loved ones who passed away.
Sometimes, well-meaning family relations and friends will manage the duty of preparing the funeral service. However, these well-intentioned individuals may hurry the process in the misguided notion that the bereaved’s life has to get back “to normal” as soon as possible. Usually, the life of the one who passed away may not be appropriately commemorated.
At this moment, the grieving individual is very vulnerable, and the ones organizing the funeral should always take note of this. This is a very special and sensitive time. It will provide the bereaved a last chance to show how much they cherish the life and the memories of the person who passed away.
A funeral director should directly consult with the bereaved to get an idea of how they want the funeral service to come about. The funeral service director can then see to the particulars of a funeral service that will commemorate the life of the one who passed away in a most respectable and fervent way.
Moreover, a funeral director can process requirements and smooth out the details for special requests regarding burials (for instance, burials at sea or cremation), as these burial practices may require special permits from the state or country.
For those who are left behind, the funeral is one way by which they can express their sorrow over the death of their loved ones. A funeral service is part of the course of healing the anguish of loss when someone we love dies.
The funeral is a manner of saying farewell and yet, also, a way of holding on to the memories of those we love close to our hearts.