When I look back at my daughter's death it feels like it was just yesterday; but, in reality it has been many years now. I will never forget how when my daughter died, a very good friend called me and she said, "How do you want to remember her? What are you going to do for her?" Those two questions stopped me in my tracks because I was so wrapped up in my grief that I hadn't even given a thought as to how I wanted to say thank you for the precious daughter she was or to say goodbye to her physical presence and greet her soul, her spiritual presence.
I am so thankful for my friend because I had no family that could offer that kind of support. Those words meant so much to me that I have always wanted to make sure that no one else felt alone in that process. Since you are here, you should know that you are not alone. We all grieve differently, we all have different beliefs, different ideas about how to honor our deceased loved one. I want you to know that there are many ways to say goodbye. There is not just one way and there is no right or wrong way. There is only your way.
I feel it is an honor and privilege to support families through this process as they prepare to say goodbye to a loved one.
So, how do you want to remember your loved one? How do you want to say goodbye?