While it’s hard to lose a loved one suddenly, it’s also hard to watch someone go through a long, drawn out illness and waste away. As you care for an ill loved one, part of you wants nothing more than for them to get better. But since you know their illness is terminal, it’s best to get things in order while you can. It’s not comfortable, necessarily, bringing up cremation services in Charleston, IL, but chances are your loved one will appreciate your efforts. Here are a few reasons to go about these plans while your relative is still alive.
You Know What They Want
If your relative hasn’t talked about what they want for final services, you’ll want to know that. Let them know that you just want to honor them in the way they see fit. There’s no way for you to know what they want unless you talk about it with them now. While it’s a hard topic and will likely bring on some tears for both of you, you will also both have peace of mind knowing plans are in place and your loved one is going to get the sendoff they deserve and want.
Relieve Worries Later
You know your loved one is going to pass on sooner rather than later. And you know that when that time comes, you are going to be deep into your grief. It’s hard to make plans for a final service after a death occurs because your mind is a fog and it can be hard to thinking clearly. When you plan things in advance for your loved one, you can then spend the rest of their days in a quality measure and when they pass on, you can put the plans into action without thinking about them further.
Be With Your Family
There’s nothing like the comfort family members can bring to one another after a death occurs among the ranks. When you lose someone, it’s hard to tear yourself away from that family support to make plans. When you plan things in advance, you don’t have to.
Come To Terms
It’s easy to live in a place of denial, both for you and the person who is ill. When you plan final services together on their behalf, it can be a way for both of you to accept what’s happening. Once you come to terms with it, saying goodbye will still be hard, but perhaps the slightest bit easier.
If you have an ill relative, planning their cremation services in Charleston, IL now can help you both have peace of mind when their time comes. The professionals at Mitchell-Jerdan Funeral Home Ltd will treat you and any of your family members with nothing but the utmost respect and compassion. Your loved one will get the honor and dignity they deserve at our hands. Call us at (217) 234-8828 to walk through the plans you need to make or visit us at 1200 Wabash Ave, Mattoon, IL 61938.
Since 1985, Gregory and Sylvia Jerdan have operated the family business with a commitment to serve their community and surrounding area with dignity and respect. They plan to continue into the future as the "people you can rely on, both today and tomorrow".