The worst has happened. That person who you deeply love and appreciate has stopped existing in this world, their body stopped functioning and their presence is surely going to be missed. After cremation services Westbury, NY took place you may have been under the impression that everything was done and that what there is left to do now, consists only of letting go of that person’s memory. Well, here at Roslyn Heights Funeral Home, we have news for you: it does not have to be like that. We put together this shortlist of simple things that you could do to honor your person’s memory. Creative memorials can be a constructive way to deal with your grief. Don’t restrict yourself.
Set up a permanent memorial that you could visit
Many people are under the false pretense that choosing cremation means not being able to feel the presence of the person you are letting go from, anymore. Nothing could be farther from the truth. Cremation is just another option when deciding what to do with the remains, but it doesn’t necessarily mean you will be deprived of feeling the close presence of your loved one. Setting up a physical place to go to in order to remember them or talk about them, is a great idea if you are grieving or want to help someone deal with their grief. There is something about feelings, especially feelings of sorrow and emotional pain when they accumulate without doing anything about them, that can be detrimental to human beings.
Have a memorial with butterflies, balloons, or doves
Many people see beauty and symbolism in a balloon, butterfly, or dove release. Like some type of emotional release that is basically satisfied by seeing something else be released. Consider honoring your loved one with a ceremony of freeing gorgeous creatures or maybe just balloons in case you don’t like using animals in your memorial efforts.
Celebrate their birthday
Every year, take a few moments to appreciate the fact that they were ever alive, and that their timing coincided with yours.
Say their name
People say that people can die twice: the first is when your heart and brain stop functioning; the second is when their name is uttered for the last time. Do not be afraid of saying your loved one’s name out loud.
Create a memory box or a video
With a memory box, they can touch and hold items that once belonged to the person who died and create a connection in that way.
Frame something they’ve written, like a poem or a recipe
Consider putting a treasured letter or another handwritten item in a special frame and remember that special someone whenever you pass by it.
Make their favorite meal
There is nothing like a home-cooked meal for special occasions, and what could be more special than remembering the life of someone you loved? Consider making everything from scratch and enjoy the process. Go to the supermarket with a list of the ingredients you are going to need. Have intention in every step you take and every vegetable or fruit that you pick. Think about them along the way. Do it in a way that feels healthy for you. Surely honoring this person’s memory includes taking care of yourself and whoever was left behind, with terrible grief to confront. Cremation services Westbury, NY doesn’t mean not talking again about them or celebrating who they were, on the contrary, it is just the beginning of a very rich process of letting go.