I am back from the chaos of the last few days….after finding her husband dead Thursday morning my daughter is handling it much better….my granddaughter is also making it better….they needed that time to decompress from the tragedy.
I would like to give my deep heart felt thank you for all my readers that offered up the kind words and condolences…….my daughter wishes the same as well.
My daughter is planning a memorial to his life for family and friends….I told her to take her time in the prep there is not a hurry…..
Today is Monday and I should return to normal posting….well as normal as I can for I am till dealing with another family issue
Thank you again for your friendship and kind words in our time of need….you all have a special place in my heart.
Good-bye Philip you will be missed.
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It sounds like the family had Phillip cremated. If he was a veteran you likely know how to start that along if the cremation facility hasn’t already counseled the family on it. If he was not a vet then cremation allows for the family to do a “celebration of life” memorial at their leisure and once the passage of time allows for acceptance and planning such a memorial. Having been in the funeral business for 5 years in a past life I did these things for families all the time. If you have any questions on this let me know.
Grief never goes away, but I am glad to hear your bereaved family are coping well, chuq.
Best wishes, Pete.
THey still have moments of extreme sadness but that is understandable. chuq
What a tragic loss. I continue to extend my sympathy to you, your daughter, and your granddaughter. Godspeed, Philip.
Thank you Maggie I appreciate your kind words. chuq
Hugs and condolences, chuq. You are right to suggest your daughter take her time arranging the memorial, especially under the circumstances. There are so many details to take care of, not enough time to mourn when you are responsible for those details.
I went through that when my mother died. As the only family member in the town where she lived, I had the whole responsibility for all details of her service, insurance notifications, taxes, etc. She died on January 5th, I decided to have her memorial service on her birthday, February 24th. Among other things, that gave my siblings time to make travel arrangements home.
By the time the memorial service was held, most of the sadness was over and the service became more of a celebration of a long life well served as a teacher, a volunteer, a church leader, a wife and mother. A friend began the service with a funny story about his experience with Mom. She would have enjoyed that!
May your daughter have her time to mourn before she has the memorial service. It helps.
Thanx Doug….you words of comfort are much appreciated chuq