When someone we love passes away so suddenly, our first emotional responses would be shock and disbelief. Often, it is very difficult to simply take that death could happen to someone we love or to us, for that matter.
The instance we get over our first reaction, anguish settles in. It can be very hard to create decisions, most especially with how to deal with the funeral arrangements for their loved one who died.
The devastating anguish one experiences after a loved one dies can incapacitate the person from making preparations for a proper funeral service for their loved ones who passed away.
Sometimes, well-meaning family relations and friends will handle the job of preparing the funeral service. These people may want to speed up the process of getting their lives "back to normal" after the body of their departed relative is buried or cremated. Usually, the life of the deceased may not be appropriately commemorated.
The bereaved family's fragility has to be recognized by the funeral director at this time. This is a a moment when the feelings of those left behind by the one who passed away should be considered. It is also the family's last chance to commemorate the one they love.
In order to have a efficient flow of the funeral service that is to the preference of the bereaved family, the funeral director should directly coordinate with the grieving family members. Then, it is in the hands of the funeral director to ensure that the bereaved's wishes are followed and that the commemoration of the life of the deceased will be as decent and as dignified as it is supposed to be.
Further, a funeral director can process requisites and iron out the details for special requests regarding interments (for example, interments at sea or cremation), as these interment practices may need special licenses from the state or country.
For those who are left behind, the funeral is one way by which they can express their sorrow over the death of their loved ones. A funeral is essential in healing the pain left by the death of someone with whom they shared their life with.
The funeral is a manner of saying farewell and yet, also, a means of holding on to the memories of those we love close to our hearts.