It happens every day. A family member is diagnosed with a serious illness. Friends and relatives arrive to help, but a few months later the family member succumbs to his or her illness. The mood suddenly changes from caring to chaos, as the family is forced to plan an impromptu funeral with little to no information about their loved one’s final wishes.
The funeral director and clergy try to help, but in the end, they are simply guessing. As the number of decisions begin to mount, so do the expenses–all of which are due before the service is performed. The stress and financial burden continues to build, and the family, who should be peacefully mourning the loss of their loved one, is stressed beyond imagination. What if there was a better way? Thankfully, there is.
Last month, I participated in an end-of-life conference called, “Sensitive Journey II.” This wonderful event was held at the King of Glory Lutheran Church in Williamsburg, Virginia. In a comfortable group setting, local professionals shared ideas and advice about pre-planning with area seniors. Some attendees chose to ask questions in private, while others participated in a group Q&A session.
It was one of the most productive and helpful conferences I have ever attended. In fact, I’m already looking forward to the third installment of this extremely worthwhile event, which is slated to take place in the Spring of 2019.
But you don’t have to wait two years to discover the advantages of pre-planning. Our staff is ready to help you today. We’ll teach you about the entire pre-planning process–from the decisions you’ll need to make to the various burial, cremation, and memorization options that are available–all in the comfort of our new Customer Care Center.
Talking about end-of-life decisions is never easy. But leaving your family alone with no instructions is worse. As my grandmother used to say, “no one is getting out of here alive,” and she was right. Save your family the emotional and financial burden of your death by pre-planning your funeral today.
In closing, I’d like to personally thank the folks at King of Glory Lutheran Church for having the courage to tackle such a sensitive subject. To learn more about the benefits of pre-planning please visit the Pre-Planning section of our website or call us today at 757.565.2006. We look forward to helping you.