Pre-planning is an act of responsibility, an act of selflessness, and most importantly, pre-planning is an act of love. We all care for our loved ones, hoping that, even after we part, they remain satisfied and happy. If we neglect to pre-plan, these loved ones are left with an overwhelming amount of responsibilities, resulting in frustration and stress when they should be celebrating your life. And, on a similar note, during these frustrating and stressful times, your loved ones may make incorrect assumptions as to what your final wishes may have been. No one knows you better than yourself; relying on the flustered minds of your loved ones could result in an undesired portrayal of yourself. Show your compassion. Allow the ones you love to celebrate your life, and make sure they celebrate exactly how you hope they will.
Once you create a pre-plan, the funeral home can hold onto any personal letters, photos, or objects. At the time of your passing, these items can be released to your loved ones — forever preserving the memories and wisdom you have developed over a lifetime. As the author Chuck Palahniuk once said: “We all die. The goal isn’t to live forever, the goal is to create something that will.” At Bronze Stone Group, we believe that, although your physical presence may part, the memories and wisdom of each individual should remain eternal.