There’s nothing worse than seeing someone you love suffering from an illness. Whether it’s cancer or another terminal illness, you don’t want your family members to be in pain. When the illness gets the better of your loved one and they pass on, you contact a funeral home in Grand Prairie, TX to make arrangements. As sad as you are about their death, you might also feel a sense of relief. They are no longer in pain. They are free. While many families move forward with a traditional funeral or a cremation and memorial service, sometimes it feels better to have a celebration of life.
How would your loved one want to be remembered? You have to ask yourself that as you plan their final services. The end of their life was sad and the fact that they were ill for however short or long of a time is even worse. Do they want to be remembered for that time or would they rather you go back a bit and think of the good times? It’s quite possible that they wouldn’t want anything to do with their illness and death, but rather, they would want to dwell on the happiness they had in their life. And, therefore, that’s what they would want you to do as well.
Sometimes, it’s easier to move past the death of someone and the illness that took over their life by going back in time and visiting the best parts of their being. You can think about how happy they were when they spent time with kids, how much they loved animals, or little pet peeves that drove you crazy, but you know you will miss now. Thinking of their vibrant kinds can help you and other family members move past the illness and death and remember that they had a good life, however long it might have been.
Celebrations of life are a great way to thumb your nose at an illness. The disease may have taken your loved one in the end, but it didn’t prevent them from having a lot of good times before they passed on. Remember those good times and you can keep their happy memories fresh and alive for years into the future.
If you would like to plan a celebration of life for a loved one who passed on from a terminal illness, contact a Grand Prairie, TX funeral home for ideas. The compassionate representatives at Hughes Family Tribute Center are here to help you decide on how best to honor your loved one. Give us a call at (214) 350-9951 and we can learn more about your family and the loved one who passed on. Then, we can offer recommendations based on your desires for honoring that loved one. You can also visit us at 9700 Webb Chapel Rd, Dallas, TX 75220 to see our facilities, look over packages, and start customizing a truly unique celebration of life for your loved one.