Dealing with cremation services in Orlando, FL along with all of the other details that pile on after someone passes away can be a real whirlwind. You might feel as if the service itself is the hardest thing you will have to get through, and it may very well be. Once everything is behind you and you start to settle into a new sense of normal, the grief for your loved one doesn’t simply disappear. You will heal bit by bit as time passed, but your heart will never be quite the same. And there will be things that hit you and bring the grief up again as time passes as well. You might feel a fresh wave on a birthday, over the holidays, and on other special occasions. One thing that often hits the bereaved hard is the anniversary of the cremation service and the person’s death. Once a year has passed, you might feel like you are finally pulling it together. But then the anniversary arises, and the grief feels new again. What can you do to honor your loved one in a way that will be good for you as well? Here are a few ideas:
Since your loved one was cremated, you may have scattered their ashes and there might not be a permanent memorial to them, like there is in a headstone as part of a traditional burial. Once a year has passed, you’ve had time to think about what kind of memorial you might want for them. Get a carved rock for the garden, plant their favorite tree, get a plaque for a park bench or something else and use the anniversary as a good time to gather family and dedicate that item in their memory.
Go Over The Good Times
You don’t have to mark the anniversary with a family gathering, though it’s always a good idea to be around people you love. If you want to spend some time alone with your own memories, that’s okay too. Look through photo albums, watch old videos, and spend time remembering the good moments you had with your loved one. It can make the grief feel fresh, but it also reminds you how lucky you were to have them in your life in the first place.
These are just a few short ideas for things you can do when the anniversary of cremation services in Orlando, FL comes up. You can do so many other things to help yourself through the day and to honor your loved one at the same time. Since you know the anniversary is coming, you have time to think about what you want to do and plan something that will work well for you. If you need more ideas and suggestions, or if you want to plan a memorial service, contact the professionals at Baldauff Family Funeral Home and Crematory. We’re located at 1233 Saxon Blvd, Orange City, FL and you can call with your questions at (386) 775-2101. We want to help you through your hard time, even a year later.