Tuesday, August 18, 2015

Do you remember?

Karen Darby-Ritz,
Advance Planning Manager,
Camino del Sol Funeral
Chapel & Cremation Center
Have you ever heard someone say, “all things in their own time?” We have a tendency to wait around for things to happen or for the "right time" to take action. Well, I am happy to tell you that right now is our time. The time has come for us to remind families to remember. Remember their loved ones, remember whose life they are celebrating and remember why we create permanent places of memorialization regardless of their choice of disposition.

In the past few years, I have seen many families try to find the easiest, fastest choices. It’s almost like they are trying to move quickly so they won’t feel the pain. If they pretend it didn’t happen, it won’t hurt as much. Is this really working?

It's our job as kindhearted, memorialization professionals to remind families why they need to slow down, celebrate a loved one’s life and honor them with a memorial. We need to bring back the passion for life celebrations. We need to give families the right information so they can make informed and educated decisions.

If you are struggling with what to say, email me at KarenR@caminodelsol.com. I am happy to point out any number of resources to help you learn about healthy healing, the newest products and industry trends. Increasing our own education will not only better serve families, but it will help encourage them to celebrate the life of their loved ones. That's how you make a difference and share your passion. 

This article originally appeared in Modern Memorialization, Trigard Memorials' weekly electronic newsletter featuring information for the funeral industry. Sign up for your free subscription at http://www.trigard.com/thursdays.

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