As you consider the funeral, try to remember that planning the funeral of someone you love is not a burden, but a privilege.
Think of the funeral as a gift to the person who died.
It is your chance to think about and express the value of the life that was lived.
You should not deny your need to mourn and to embrace painful feelings of grief in the coming days and months.
You may feel deep sadness as you plan the funeral and begin to acknowledge the reality of the death.
But when all is said and done, you will also feel deep satisfaction that you have helped plan a meaningful tribute to someone who has meant a lot to you.
Planning and attending a meaningful funeral can have a lasting and profoundly important impact on your life.
You should feel encouraged to tap into the power of ceremony on your journey through grief.
The funeral ceremony:
Source: Dr Alan Wolfelt