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Death Anniversaries-Honoring A Loved One

Published: October 3, 2022
by Integrity Funeral Home at Forest Lawn Cemetery

There’s nothing easy about losing a loved one, but when you turn them over to a reputable funeral home in Pasadena, TX, at least you know they are in good hands. The grieving process is heavy, but when you care for your loved one, you can have peace of mind that you have given them everything they need. As you move forward with your life, you might be hit by a new wave of grief at certain times of the year. When your loved one’s birthday arises, for example, or the anniversary of their death, the grief can get heavy once again. You might want to honor your loved one when that first year without them passes, or even the second, third, or beyond that. Here are a few things you might do.  

Have A Memorial Service 

Many people have a funeral right away when someone dies, but there’s no such restriction on a memorial service. You can have as many memorials over the years as you want. You might have one every year on your loved one’s death anniversary, and that can become a new tradition for your family. It doesn’t have to be anything huge, but rather you can have a party in the park, a family dinner, or something else that you know they would enjoy. Talk about them, share memories, and move forward as a group that misses them always. 

Visit Where They Are Resting 

If you buried your loved one in the cemetery, you can visit that location when you want to think of them, which is certainly going to happen on the anniversary of their death. Take some flowers, a decorative rock, or something else to honor them. It can be nice to visit that location to talk to them, let them know you miss them and tell them how much you love them. You can go alone, but it’s better to have someone along with you for support. 

Have Family Over For A Meal 

The family members you have left are going to be even more important to you as you grieve. Have your family over for a meal, or meet them in a private room at a restaurant, and be together on this hard day. The meal can become a new tradition that will help you all to move forward together. You can make some things your loved one liked to remember and share memories of them as a group. 

Enjoy Their Hobby 

Were there things your loved one enjoyed doing that you never tried? On their death anniversary, perhaps you want to give it a go. Pick around on the guitar, watch a video tutorial on how to knit, bake their famous recipe, or something else of that manner. Their hobbies could become something special you enjoy from then on. 

There are plenty of other things you can do to honor your loved one and get through those hard days well after the services you had with funeral homes in Pasadena, TX. 

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