Losing someone is always a horrible ordeal to go through. No matter what the circumstance is, losing a loved one leaves a hole in their wake.
While you are planning, you will want to make sure that the funeral service is going to provide an environment that is conducive to healing. You want to promote healing and ensure that those that attend are encouraged to heal and grow as a result of the funeral service.
First, you should not feel like you need to stay for an extended amount of time after the funeral service. Once the funeral service has been completed it may be nice to stay and chat for a few minutes, but is not necessarily something that is going to be expected.
A memorial service is one of the most important ways that people can find such catharsis. The memorial service will vary on an individual basis. Since these are a time of remembrance, it is common for there to be a religious element (or lack thereof) which matches with the beliefs of the deceased. Family members and close friends will also often get up in order to share what kind of a person the deceased was.
Everyone that is gathered should have the opportunity to express their emotions concerning the death of the deceased. Sometimes, this expression can come in words or shared memories or this expression may simply come throughout the time that they are sitting during the service.
Some people feel that they must participate in the viewing, but if you are not comfortable with the viewing you do not need to participate. If you have children, it is important that they know how they are expected to act throughout the entire service.
That being said, these occasions are also a comforting time. By sharing memories with others, the person is honored and kept alive in the consciousness of people who are attending the service.
You may find that a family would like to have a viewing service the night before the burial. Often times, families will set up a viewing ceremony separate of the burial to ensure that those that cannot make one of the times have another option.
If there is a receiving line, it is important that you greet the family and that you offer your sympathies. This way, you can be sure that you see them and you are able to express to them how sorry you are for their loss.
When it comes down to it, there services are an opportunity for people to feel honest emotion and to ask themselves the big questions about life. In a way, it is an opportunity to escape the frenetic pace of everyday life to simply honor a departed loved one.
Planning a funeral in a funeral home in South Jordan may be difficult, but with some practice and research you can do an excellent job. Prepare yourself well and you will not regret the time that you spent preparing.
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