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Perhaps you have had the experience of meeting with a funeral director when the death of a loved one has occurred. If so you may remember the many decisions you made and information you provided for the director to complete the necessary forms and legal documents. When I meet with people who have never experienced the process, they often feel unprepared and sometimes overwhelmed by the ordeal.
Creating a plan in advance helps. The data is exchanged and recorded so that it can be available when needed, including choices you make regarding the type of tribute you feel best resembles the way you want others to remember you. For some, it can be as basic as cremation and scattering of the cremated remains privately in nature. For others, it may involve the construction of a meaningful tribute that conveys the sentiment of a message that you want to share. People who pre-arrange tell us it is important to them because they what to lessen the burden of those left behind from wondering if they are doing the appropriate thing. Peace of mind and love for their family motivate their completion of the task.
Creating a well-written advance plan is what makes Fond Remembrance a tremendous value, as the plan most importantly enables your wishes to be known, down to the last detail by your design. It is a valuable and insightful asset and is one of the kindest gifts you can give your family or those that survive you. It is with the complete understanding that making these same decisions during an immediate loss may be difficult and overwhelming to some because the grieving process has already begun. While making such decisions is difficult at any time, planning in advance for the death of a loved one can relieve you of that responsibility at the time of death, when you may be emotionally vulnerable.
Michael Godsey is the founder of Fond Remembrance Cremation Services.