My father in-law passed away last year and had a very simple casket. I have known people who have planned their own funeral from beginning to end to ease the burden on their family when the time comes that their loved ones will have to deal with the hardship of their passing. My father in law was one of these. From beginning to end, he had it all planned out. He picked his own casket, the funeral home, the locations of the memorial service, the speaker and the place of his internment.
It is never easy to think about losing a loved one. But advance planning , as my father in law did, can aid the family in making the transition to a life without their loved one. Sometimes we don’t want to do things in advance but my father in law was 89 when he passed away, so he took it upon himself to make these plans. The family was able to honor him and the, now after a year, they are proud of the fact that he did all of this, even know that his end was near.
It is never easy to lose a loved one, but sometimes when we think back on what they do for us, it will put a smile on our face.