This means creating a dedicated place for family and friends to connect and remember your loved one.
A Consistent Place of Healing
In our modern society, people aren't given enough time to grieve their losses. The pressures of work, even the simple emotional need to ‘be busy,’ often bring the bereaved back into the "real" world far too soon.
Also, many families are choosing to scatter the cremated remains of their loved one in a favorite place, such as the ocean or even in the skies above. While appropriate for some families, this prevents you from having a consistent place to connect with the memories of the person you loved so dearly.
Having such permanent place that can be visited regularly by family and friends is an essential part of the time following a death, regardless of whether it is in a cemetery, mausoleum, cremation garden, or alternative location. It becomes a focal point of memorialization and gives everyone a special place to go to remember your loved one, especially to commemorate important occasions such as birthdays and anniversaries.
A permanent place to reflect on your loved one becomes a way of connecting to a family's past. Visiting the resting place of grandparents or great-grandparents may provide children with an anchor to their personal history. It is a connection to the past, to love shared. It truly honors the relationship you still have – and will always have – with that person.
At Eggers, we offer a wide variety of markers and monuments. Our staff is knowledgable and is happy to help you in any way. Please contact us to learn more about how you can have a permanent place to visit your loved one.