When a loved one passes on, you organize their final services. When the cremation service in St. Louis, MO is done and you move on to the memorial service, you might be ready for that final goodbye and to get the closure you need. As the day of the memorial service arrives, what do you need to do to prepare? Here are a few suggestions:
Trust The Cremation Provider
When you wake up on the morning of the memorial service, you need to rest assured that the cremation provider has done what they promised. There are no mixed ashes and the remains you receive are that of your loved one, through and through. You can trust reputable cremation providers and they can even take you through their processes so you can see how things work.
You know you are in a precarious emotional state and that the memorial service is going to be very hard to get through. The best thing you can do for yourself is to get the rest you need to get through the day. It might be hard to sleep when you are grieving, but you need to rest as much as you can. Try to turn your mind off, if at all possible, and give yourself extra time to rest and recover.
Your body is also going to need fuel to get through a taxing day. It is hard to eat when you are grieving, at times, but whenever you feel like you can, eat something healthy that will fuel your body through the day. Being hungry and/or tired is just going to make the grief harder to get through. Healthy foods will help you see things in a clear light as you head towards the memorial service.
Honor Your Loved One
Even before you get to the memorial service, you can honor your loved one. Start by choosing something to wear that you knew they loved or that they would appreciate. Think about them as you gather pictures to take to the service. And talk out loud to them, if you want, to tell them how much you’re going to miss them. There are no right or wrong ways to get through the day, but when you focus on honoring your loved one, that can get you to and through their memorial services in the best ways.
If you are struggling with the approaching memorial service after your loved one’s cremation service in St. Louis, MO, the professionals at St. Louis Cremation can help. We not only organize cremation for you, but we can also help you through the grieving process with grief resources. Visit us at 2135 Chouteau Ave St. Louis, MO 63103 and we can show you our facilities. You can also call us at (314) 241-8844 to talk to us about options or get ideas for websites and counselors in the area, if you need that.