Coping with grief is hard enough without the responsibility that comes with handling the details as well. This checklist may help you deal with some of the more practical items so your attention can be better spent with family and friends.
It may sound silly that a memorial stone could help someone move beyond their grief of a loved one, but it’s true. One of the most difficult stages of grief is the last – acceptance and moving on. Many people feel that moving on means they are forgetting, or that their loved one didn’t matter as much as they really did. Looking at someone else going through the cycle, it seems irrational to think such a way, but to the person going through it, nothing can be further from the truth.
So where do memorial stones come in? They are a tangible way to express your love and devotion for all of time, and they can be used in a multitude of ways, depending on your preference. Memorial stones can be personalized with names, dates, quotes, poems – really anything you can imagine. They serve as a perfect memorial to a departed loved one.
For those who are afraid of “forgetting-to-remember”, the memorial garden stones can serve as both a memorial and a remembrance. Placed in your garden or walkway by your home, a memorial stone can bring sweet memories of times past and reassurance in yourself that you are going to make it. Every time you walk past it, it gets a little bit easier. You can choose from any number of custom engraved memorial decorative stones to suit your specific needs and location.
While some want their memorial stone to stay close by, where they can see it daily, others wish to use them as a permanent marker for where their loved one’s ashes lay. This is often done in what’s called a scatter garden, like Rest Ashured, where the ashes are released. A cremation scattering garden is what it’s often called, and this is a beautifully decorated area, often outside, where you can scatter the ashes in a calm, tranquil area that is also great to visit. Even if a return visit never happens, placing a memorial garden stone there will always serve as a memorial and marker for your loved one.
We all feel like our pets are part of our family, and when the time comes to separate it isn’t easy. We can commemorate them in the same way we do other family members. Personalized memorial stones for pets is a very popular service. There are Dog Memorial Stones, Cat Memorial Stones, even pet memorial garden stones. You can celebrate your pet the way you want to, and leave a place to visit or create your own engraved memorial stones to take home.
Often, a flowering or large evergreen tree is planted in honor of a late loved one. Some choose to scatter ashes with the tree, while others just want to plant a tree in memory of a loved one as a living tribute that will live on. A natural, engraved memorial stone looks lovely laying at the mulched base of tree. This tree could be on your own property, or planted on land dedicated to preserving the tree for all time.
Rest Ashured Ash Scattering offers such a place. When you are planting a tree in memory of someone, you want to see that evergreen tree grow year after year where it can offer a real sense of peace and healing for family or friends left behind to visit.
Memorial stones are a great way to remember your loved ones for years to come. Whether you place them in a scatter garden, at your home, or even under your own evergreen tree, personalized memorial stones and personalized pet memorial stones offer a great way to commemorate loved ones and give you a place for them…and for you.