After my father passed away suddenly, my mother, siblings and I all struggled with planning his funeral. We were already in a state of shock and sorrow, and then we were overwhelmed with the options and decisions we had to make in regards to the funeral. Luckily for us, we worked with an amazing funeral home and funeral director who helped guide us through the process. I know how hard it is to plan a funeral and how many decisions need to be made. This website was created in order to give families preparing to lay a loved one to rest a guide of sorts that will help them determine what decisions will need to be made and information about those decisions. I extend my sympathies to you if you are in this position and hope my website helps to make things a little bit easier for you.
It is hard to fathom anything more tragic than the death of a child. The loss of such a young life can affect the entire community who cared about the child. While parents are typically far too grief-stricken to even think about giving a eulogy at the funeral, choosing who should give the eulogy at a child's funeral can be a tricky task. After all, the immediately family are going to be the ones who know the child best, and it can be hard to speak about a child's life since there is so much that someone so young needs to discover about themselves. Nevertheless, choosing the right person for a eulogy is an integral part of making optimal funeral arrangements. Here's how you can choose just the right person for this very difficult task.
A child who is being raised in a particular religion will often bond with the clergy at the church. They may have asked questions of the clergy and shared aspects of their lives that they didn't tell their parents. If you are unsure whether the clergy persons are willing and prepared to speak about the child, talk to them first about their relationship to the child and how they are addressing the loss. In many cases, clergy are experienced at giving eulogies and may be able to write something that gives a great comfort to the family.
Talk to Teachers
Teachers share a year in one's childhood, and they may develop deep bonds with all their students as they help them strive to be their best and learn each day. A former or current teacher might be the perfect choice to give the eulogy as they will have fun stories, insights into the child's strengths, and positive memories that can be shared in a joyful way. Some teachers may be too bereft to speak in front of mourners at this time, but others may want to do so as a way of honoring the memory of the child.
Write for the Funeral Director
If you don't know of anyone in the child's life who can deliver the eulogy in this time of mourning, you may speak to the funeral director. Since the funeral director wouldn't have personal knowledge of the child's life, the family and friends of the child would need to write the eulogy and then have the funeral director read it at the memorial service.
Finally, keep in mind that this is going to a difficult thing for anyone to do. Even those who didn't know the child may feel a deep sense of sadness at the small coffin and the outpouring of grief from loved ones. The family and friends of the deceased child should make a special effort to express thanks to the person who gives the eulogy, even if the expressions of gratitude come in the form of thank-you notes at a later time when the grief isn't so raw.
For funeral arrangements, contact a company such as Morris Nilsen Funeral Chapel.Share
5 August 2016