Let's create a dedicated place for friends and family to connect and remember.
A Consistent Place of Healing
In our society, people aren't given enough time to grieve for their losses. The pressures of work, even the simple emotional need to ‘be busy,’ often bring the bereaved back into the ‘real’ world far too soon than needed.
Also, many families are choosing to scatter the cremated remains of their loved one in a favorite place; the mountains, or even in the skies above. While that may seem fitting at the time, it means that you do not have a consistent place to connect with the memories of the person that you have loved so dearly.
Having such permanent place - in a cemetery, mausoleum, or cremation garden - that can be visited regularly by family and friends is an essential part of the time following a death. It becomes a focal point of memorialization, and gives everyone a special place to go to remember your loved one, or to commemorate important occasions. It can help to make a birthday or anniversary less painful.
A permanent place to reflect on your loved one becomes a way of connecting to a family's past. Visiting the resting place of grandparents or great-grandparents may provide children with an anchor to their personal history. It is a connection to the past, to love shared. It truly honors the relationship you still have – and will always have – with that special person.