Hi everyone, my name is AnaMae Merton. I recently lost my birth parents during a heavy storm. Their deaths left me reeling, though we were not very close. Furthermore, I was the only surviving kin, so it was my job to arrange the funerals for both of them. The funeral arrangement process was incredibly difficult without knowing much about their personalities or passions. I struggled to find the best songs, outfits, caskets, burial sites and flowers. Luckily, the funeral director helped me identify suitable options for my birth parents' funerals. I hope to help people understand all of the different funeral arrangement options available today. Please visit my site anytime to learn more.
17 February 2023
Religious expectations and requirements are a common source of conflict in funeral preparations, particularly when decedents were affiliated with religions different from their families. Resolving these conflicts to the satisfaction of all parties involved can be challenging, but here are two tips for working things out. The Decedent's Wishes Should Take Precedence "Funerals are for the living" is a common sentiment meant to highlight how these ceremonies can help friends and family members find closure and healing after their loved ones have passed.
27 October 2022
When you discuss the death of a loved one, the subject of burial quickly comes up. There are two questions you must answer before you can plan their funeral services. These fundamental questions are how and where will you dispose of the body of your loved one? Here are a few options you may consider. Where Will The Burial Take Place? Where is usually one of the easiest questions to answer but may require a little research.
11 August 2022
The choice between cremation and burial can be a difficult decision for many people to make. This is true regardless of whether they are making this decision for themselves or for a loved one who recently passed away. While there is not a single choice that is right for everyone, you should know that there are several benefits that cremation services offer when compared to a more traditional burial. In this article, you will be able to learn more about three of these benefits so that you can decide if cremation services are right for you as well.
7 June 2022
Headstones, cemetery markers, and grave monuments are intended to be permanent, physical reminders of a loved one. This permanence is not automatic. Maintaining a headstone doesn't involve a huge amount of ongoing effort, but some work is needed to offset the effects of weathering. This involves occasional cleaning, removing any overly-enthusiastic plant growth, and making sure that you inspect the monument for damage after extreme weather. But what kind of maintenance is needed when your loved one's cemetery monument appears to be sinking into the earth?
28 February 2022
Losing a loved one is devastating enough without having the added stress of planning a burial and service. While most families need to have a celebration of life or other ways of saying goodbye, sometimes families need space to grieve first. During difficult times, when more time is needed to make final arrangement plans, a direct cremation may be the solution. Here are some things you need to know when deciding if this choice is right for your family.