Each Family is Special

As is often the case, it is feast or famine in my business. After no funerals for six weeks, we now have three services in these two days. Two are memorial services. A memorial service is a service without the body of the deceased present. Sometimes an urn is present, sometimes not. These are often called “life celebrations”.I believe that all services are life celebrations as well as “death acknowledgements”. (This can be thought for another day.)
We also have a full service funeral-a service with the deceased in a casket, procession to the cemetery and burial-today with military honors.
Yes, it is going to be a busy and somewhat hectic day. But we can’t let it seem that way! We must focus on each service without thinking about the next one. We must make each family feel that they are our only concern; that they are the most important part of our day.
We may have three funerals but each family has only one-the very special one for their very special loved one. It is our job to help make it that way.
Time to go to work!

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6 Responses to Each Family is Special

  1. Bonnie says:

    I’m glad you’re back – I missed hearing from you.

  2. enicholsross says:

    It will probably be “hit or miss” but I am here! Thank you.

  3. I enjoy your posts so much! You have an interesting vocation and you write well. please keep informing us and making us think.

  4. Martha Crist says:

    I see that you haven’t posted in almost a month….please don’t make me wait another 8 months for your next one You have such a unique perspective, and provide such a special service to your community, to the world. I want to hear from you.

  5. Leslie McConachie says:

    I miss your posts. Hope all is going well for you.

  6. Leslie McConachie says:

    I still miss your posts and hope you are doing okay. A prayer said for you. A family member’s family member died a few days ago and they have decided to do no service and I, of course, had to think of your wise words…

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