If I could offer one piece of advice to couples who have yet to feel the bitter sting of loss, this article’s headline would be it. Plan your funeral arrangements now! I sure wish we had planned Cindy’s before she passed. It would have made life so much easier.
When a loved one passes away, there is shock and overwhelming sadness. It is not a good time to make important decisions, but that is exactly what many of us have to do. We have to sit across the table from a funeral director and make irrevocable decisions at a time when we just want to curl up into a ball and cry. Talk about hard, that’s the textbook definition of hard. Why not save your loved ones that trauma and make your wishes known now. Here are some good reasons why you should preplan your funeral. [Read more…]