When a friend or family member dies, the grief can be overwhelming. Whether or not they were a significant part of your daily life, the hole left behind by a loved one’s death is hard to put into words. Routines are altered, memories flood to the surface and you may be left wondering how you’ll be able to move on.
Dealing with your grief can take many forms, and over the years, we have seen our clients choose all kinds of beautiful and creative ways to celebrate their memories of their family and friends. When you’re grieving, there’s no “wrong answer.” You should choose what feels best for you and most appropriate for the situation. Below, we’ve compiled some of our favorite suggestions for remembering your loved one. If you need additional help with funeral planning in Clark County, WI, call or stop by today:
- Create a physical memorial: Throughout the ages, Western funeral culture has changed—but physical memorials remain a source of comfort. If your loved one didn’t want a gravestone or monument, consider planting a tree or dedicating a park bench to them.
- Look through your photo albums or galleries: Many of us like to sit with photos of our deceased loved ones, in order to bring back memories of happier times. Being able to recall the exact shape of someone’s face, for example, can trigger other memories: the sound of their voice, their laugh or that outrageous thing they said in the restaurant one time.
- Sit with or use their most valued possessions: Everyone has hobbies, clothes, cars or other material things that can make you feel closer to someone who has passed away. Wearing a favorite piece of jewelry or using their best kitchen knife is a way of honoring them in your everyday life.
- Write down your memories: Time heals many wounds, but it also dims the memory of what once were vivid experiences. Whether you use a journal or word-processing software or even a blog, taking the time to write down the good and the bad can help ensure they’re never truly forgotten.
- Call a friend: It sounds simple, but sometimes the act of sharing memories with another human being is a healing process. Allowing someone else to acknowledge your loved one existed and is missed cements the reality that they were here and important to you.
Work with a funeral planner in Clark County, WI
We know that planning a funeral can be an emotionally, financially and even physically difficult process, which is why Maurina-Schilling Funeral Homes offers compassionate assistance with funeral planning in Clark County, WI. For over 70 years, we have served the area, guiding our clients through life’s most painful times. Our goal is to make your life easier so that you can focus on honoring your deceased loved ones. We have our own chapels, crematory, dining areas and other facilities, as well as strong partnerships with local florists and vendors, to make the funeral planning process as easy as possible. Reach out to us today to learn more.
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