The Person You Lean on in a Lonely Hour
What makes it lonely is not just the suddenness, the sense of loss, the grief. It is also the bewilderment, the strangeness, the wondering what to do.
Your own need then…at once…is someone to lean on. Someone who can replace the confusion with calm, doubts with certainty, questions with answers. Your own need then…is someone who knows what to do…and goes about doing it quietly, gently, with efficiency and dignity.
This is what your funeral director has been trained by education, apprenticeship and experience to be…and to do. This is his mission. To be an island of calm. To counsel. To help. To reassure.
His experience and understanding make it easy for you to make the decisions you alone must make about the type of service, where it will be held.
He puts at your disposal the facilities of the funeral home and takes care of an almost unbelievable multitude of necessary details.
But beyond all the necessary physical things he does, what the family invariably remembers and treasures most is that here, in their lonely hour, was a person they could lean on, depend on.
There is such a person in your community. Possibly a number of them. You undoubtedly know them. They are good citizens, good neighbors. People who take pride in their profession and their practice of it. Just as you consult your attorney and your doctor in advance of the need, wouldn’t it be equally wise to choose and establish and equally reassuring relationship with your funeral director?