Perspectives

Emotionally Preparing Yourself for a Loved One’s Funeral

Mourning woman on funeral with red rose standing at casketLosing a loved one is one of the most difficult experiences one can go through in life. While your sorrow is inevitable, you will still need to gather your strength and prepare to face relatives, friends, and the public during the funeral.

If you find yourself at a loss as to what to do, here are a few reminders that will get you through the burial service.

Acceptance

While it’s easier said than done, denial will make it more difficult for you to heal. Rejecting your sorrow will make it harder for you to keep yourself from breaking down.

Before you step into the funeral home, accept your grief and don’t be ashamed to admit that you’re going through a rough time. Make peace with yourself, so you can start moving on.

Keep It Real

You don’t have to up a façade or bottle up your emotions. Expressing and releasing your emotions will be a great help for your mental and emotional health.

If you’re too shy to show your true feelings in public, take small breaks in the bathroom to release your tears alone. But remember, crying is acceptable in any funeral home, chapel or cemetery in Kaysville. Lindquist Mortuaries and Cemeteries, in fact, says it’s a healthy way of coping with grief.

Positive Thinking

Time heals all wounds but it won’t do you any good to continually pick on your emotions and rub salt on your wounds. Focus on your happiest moments together, instead. Surely, you have many wonderful memories of your beloved that’s worth sharing at the funeral service. Looking at the bright side of things can help during the worst of times.

The funeral service and burial of loved one need not be miserable experience. After all, a final goodbye is part of your healing. Yes, you may still grieve, but let your final moments at the funeral with your beloved be that of peace and acceptance.