Thursday, June 16, 2011

Planning ahead

I've been getting a lot of calls lately from folks who would like to have a home funeral but haven't prepped their families ahead of time. Usually it doesn't work out for them to do it because someone in the inner circle is uncomfortable with it. That's understandable. It's not something many people know about and seems kinda weird if introduced in the moment. Who wants to create more strife/complications while grieving? It's sad, though, when with a little discussion and education ahead of time, a beautiful, relaxed, simple and natural home setting could be where loved ones grieve together in the first few days.

1 comment:

  1. We've noticed the same issue with purchasing a casket away from the funeral home setting...there's usually somebody in the family who feels uncomfortable standing in our woodshop looking at caskets and to keep the peace the family collectively decides to go the more typical route. It's a good thing for us to remember when thinking of our own final wishes.