Saying goodbye to someone quite close to you can be one of the most difficult things you will ever have to do in life.
With that being the case, how will you go about saying goodbye to someone you’ve cared about for all these years?
What Were Their Final Wishes?
In trying to decide how to say goodbye to someone close to you, note their final wishes should always be upheld.
That said there are some different ways one may decide to leave this Earth.
- Traditional burial – Traditional burials are still popular. Your loved one may have wanted to have a burial in the cemetery of their choosing that they have other family in. They may also opt for burial in a cemetery near their favorite spot. This could be overlooking the ocean or out in the middle of trees and woods. No matter where they want their burial to be, assure them that they will get it. In some cases, your loved one may have been sick or injured for some time now. As their health has gone downhill, remind them that their final wishes are being honored.
- Scattering of ashes – With traditional costs hard for some, you see more opt for cremation. Although cremation and holding on to one’s ashes is common, others bury or scatter ashes in a favorite spot. With that being the case; what about burials at sea? You can bury a loved one in the ocean without having to spend a lot of money. With such a burial, your loved one can rest in their favorite spot in the world. Whether in the Navy or Coast Guard, loved to sail, or found the water a relaxing place; now they can call it home for good.
Being at Peace with Losing Them
As hard as it is to lose someone close to you, make sure you are at peace with them when they die.
Unfortunately, too many people let differences get in the way of relationships. As a result, one person dies and the one remaining behind never got chance to clear the air with them.
As difficult as it can be at times to let your ego go; do it.
By making peace with the individual before they die, you feel a little better about things.
Last, always take the time to remember all the good times you had with that special person in your life.
Whether a soulmate, parent, sibling, grandparent, aunt or uncle or a close friend; you two have a history. As a result, focus on all positive that there was in the relationship and not any negative matters.
In saying goodbye to a loved one, will you find the preparation to handle all that comes with it?