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 to how I wanted to say thank you for being the precious daughter you were or how to say goodbye to her physical presence and to greet her soul, her spiritual presence.
I am so thankful for my friend because there was no family that could offer me that kind of support. Those words meant so much to me that I have always wanted to make sure no one else felt alone going through this process. Since you have found yourself here in this place, know that you are not alone. Remember we all grieve differently, we all have different beliefs, different ideas about how we want to honor and to remember our deceased loved one. I want you to know there are many ways to say goodbye, not just one way. And, there is no right or wrong way, only your way.
For me it is an honor and privilege to support families as they prepare to say goodbye to a loved one.
So, tell me, how do you want to remember your loved one? How do you want to say goodbye?