Grief is the price we pay for love, and people need time to mourn the loss of a loved one. Sometimes, we feel that by denying a loss or shielding our families we can ease the hurt or stop the feeling of grief. Grief is hard, unbearable at times, but certainly doesn’t go away if we try to deny it happens.
All our significant life events are shared with others. Birthdays and weddings provide an opportunity to come together and share. A funeral should be the same, allowing those who knew us to show that our life mattered to them, to remember and to celebrate a life lived.
Funerals offer finality and understanding that loved ones have died and beginning a journey of our life without them in it.
A funeral is not a fuss; it’s saying goodbye with dignity and purpose, a symbolism of our love and a meaningful life event.