There’s not a single person who goes through life without ever losing someone they loved. However since it happens at different times, it can be hard to connect with other people going through a loss. Everyone experiences it differently and can learn from others who have been through funeral planning and mourning.
We invite our readers to share their experiences planning a memorial service or celebration of life, and to give us ideas, thoughts, recommendations to help others as they travel along the same journey.
Here is a note we received from a customer describing her experience:
I wanted to let you know that the urn was just beautiful. Sandy’s husband, daughter, sister, best friends – everyone just loved it. And the event went off almost exactly as planned (these things are never perfect). Since that time, I feel I have slowly started to heal. Being able to let go of her ashes exactly how she wanted, and in such a beautiful way was a milestone. You were one of the ones who made it possible, and I thank you again from the bottom of my heart.
I am attaching a picture of the urn, just after we placed it in the ocean, floating in the seagrass surrounded by the rose petals we also scattered. When I try to remind myself of the good things in her tragically short and very unhappy life, this is one of the pictures I hold dear. Please feel free to post it on your web site, and perhaps others will be able to benefit from knowing that letting go can be beautiful.