- Death & Loss of Life
Planning A Funeral
Planning A Funeral-Not An Easy Task
Planning a funeral for a loved one is probably one of the hardest things anyone will ever have to do.
There is a lot that needs to be thought about when thinking just isn't coming very easy. All you want to do is mourn but that is impossible when you have all the planning to do.
Everything seems like a blur but some how you know you need to find the strength to move on and make things right.
When I say right you want to make sure you make the plans that your loved one wanted for his funeral.
If there isn't a clear understanding of what your loved one wanted then this task becomes even more difficult.
Planning A Funeral-What Is Needed?
When planning a funeral there will be a lot of questions to answer and a lot of decisions to be made. These will all be things you have never thought of and now at your weakest moment you will have to figure things out.
Things like a prayer for the obituary, a picture, will casket be open or closed and what kind of casket will it be.
Those are just a few. Did you ever think you would have to pick music for a funeral, plan a menu, pick music and pictures for a power point or video
Now you have to help with the eulogy and make sure you contact everyone. Not to mention picking pall bearers and the list goes on and on.
Planning A Funeral-How Do You Cope?
So you are in the middle of planning a funeral and all you can do is cry and think the entire time.
So how are you going to get through the tears and still get everything done. Well people are usually very caring and will give you the time you need to make decisions.
There are some that need to be made rather quickly but you would be surprised how you can pull through and make things happen.
The thing is I know the things need to be done but I also know with a little effort things can be made so much easier.
If only people would put some thought into their own death they would be giving us the best gift they could give us at their demise.
Planning A Funeral-Do Your Homework
After the recent death of my father who I love so much we had the task of planning the funeral. Of course we got through it but there was so much we had to figure out and so much we still have to figure out.
We had to guess at a lot of dads last wishes because they just weren't written any where. I don't mean his will but I mean the so called little things like the music at his funeral.
We still are looking for a lot of paper work we assumed was in the safety deposit box but wasn't. The only thing in the box was his will but we have no clue where his life insurance policies are.
By planning for death this can all be avoided. I sometimes feel like I was cheated out of mourning because of the extra things that need to be done.
Don't get me wrong. I miss my dad so much it hurts and this hub explains it. However I feel like I have to move on a little quicker then I wanted to.
Planning A Funeral-It Can Be Easier
Call me a redneck or a heck but I knew there had to be an easier way when it came to planning a funeral.
I decided to do some research after the fact to see if I could make things easier on my kids when it came to planning my funeral.
Well people its time to not be selfish and put some plans into place so that when your time comes you allow your children to be able to mourn without having to worry about the details.
Don't you want to put the details to bed now and forget about them. I'm talking about the little details like pall bearers, music, meals, life insurance and so forth.
These are things that if we don't take care of our children will have to and that really isn't fair to them.
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