Remembering Your Loved Ones

It is far from easy to say farewell to someone you love.  It is a process that can continue well past the actual death. While it may be difficult to find the right way to commemorate a loved one just after they have passed, there are many special, meaningful, and enduring ways to remember and recognize that person. Actions, whether large or small, can help to encourage a more positive mindset towards the loss, whether it has been just a few weeks or years since your loved one died. As well as that,  taking steps will give you a soothing sense of control when you may otherwise feel powerless.

In the period that follows soon after the death of a loved one, whether they died at home or using hospice care services in Hutchinson, KS, we are always surrounded by encouragement and affection. However, after a while, it begins to fade off as people expect life to go on as it did before. It is not possible for a person who is mourning to turn off their grief like that, so they have no choice but to find a way to keep those memories alive. In this article, we are going to look at some meaningful ways to do remember your loved one. 

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Name a star

Stars have been in the sky for thousands, perhaps millions, years before us and will continue to be seen for many years after our deaths. They are the light that shines upon us, that guides us through our lives, and is always present – a little like our loved one.   You can have a star named after them, so when you look up in the sky, you can get a sense of them looking down and guiding you.

Candlelight

Commemoration of a person who has passed does not have to be a tremendous act. Something as small as lighting a candle in their memory and enjoying a few moments as you watch the flame flicker may be one of the most meaningful ways to honor a loved one who has passed away.

Why not arrange a mass light-up of friends and families-everyone doing this at the same time and sharing their memories of an individual on social media.

Memorial garden

For hundreds of years, remembrance gardens have been used to keep alive the memory of a loved one. It offers a physical place for their friends and family to sit down and remember and mourn, as well as being a sign of life—moving through seasons, rising, evolving, dying, and rebirth. 

This does not just have to be flowers and trees. Painted pebbles, water features, and benches are all perfect ways to build a little space where you can relax and think about the individual.

How you want to remember your loved one is a very personal decision. However, these ideas might motivate you to find something a little different and maybe even enjoyable while still being respectful to their memory.

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