How to Involve Children in Memorial Services and Rituals

When a family member or close friend dies, adults must make the tough decision of whether or not to include children at funeral or memorial ceremonies. All funeral services should be open to children, including the wake, funeral, and burial. Memorial services may include members of the community of any age. Participating in these ceremonies with relatives allows the young person to be surrounded by caring adults and to find their own voice in the expression of their sorrow.

Funerals and memorial services are not something that should be pushed upon children. The kids' concerns and inquiries must be addressed, so learning why they don't want to go is crucial. Here, however, are some suggestions on effectively including children in memorial services and rituals if they express a desire to do so.

How to Involve Children in Memorial Services and Rituals

Planning a Meaningful Funeral: Honoring and Celebrating a Life

Planning a meaningful funeral is an opportunity to honor and celebrate the life of a loved one who has passed away. It is a time for reflection, remembrance, and finding solace in the memories shared. While the process may seem daunting, approaching it with thoughtfulness and care can lead to a truly heartfelt and personalized tribute. This article explores various aspects of planning a meaningful funeral, from considering cremation as an option to incorporating personal touches, and rituals, and honoring the wishes of the departed. By navigating these steps with sensitivity and compassion, we can create a funeral that truly reflects the unique journey of the individual and provides comfort to family and friends during their time of grief.

Planning a Meaningful Funeral: Honoring and Celebrating a Life

Protecting Your Children after a Bereavement: A Guide

The death of a loved one can be painful for everyone, and children, in particular, can struggle with managing their emotions surrounding grief. Children understand death differently to adults, as it is a complex topic to comprehend, and because of this, their reactions can seem unusual to adults. As parents, gaining a better understanding of how children grieve and what you can do to help them is not only crucial for the wellbeing of your children, but also for your own stress levels and peace of mind. If you’re struggling with knowing what to do, here is a short guide to protecting your children after a bereavement that you might find useful.

My Daddy went to Heaven

Hey everyone. This is my first post. I've had many journals (blurty, livejournal, tumblr) but I think I'm going to like it here at blogspot the best. :]


Friday; July 16, 2010, My daddy's suffering ended. He was diagnosed with colon cancer January 2009 and we found it was terminal Febuaray 2010. It was in his liver, blood stream, and lung. They gave him eight months to two years to live. But God had a different plan for him. My husband and I started trying to get pregnant that March so he could maybe get to see his first grandchild and, although we succeeded relatively quickly, he is now seeing them from heaven.

My step-sister had her baby that Saturday, when she was only 33 weeks along. (They are both doing great!) And although my step-mom says she wishes he could have held on to see her, we know it's better that his suffering is over and for her to have a grandbaby so close to this difficult time.

I miss him more than anything everyday but I'm so grateful that he is no longer in pain and he can ride his motorcycle in the most beautiful place, on the streets of gold.