As a caregiver you are a hero. Period.
It may feel like a thankless job much of the time, but you know the value of your daily routine.
Your days are filled with one task after another. If you aren’t organized, or have a particularly scattered day, you are chasing your tail, aren’t you?
Without your routine, and the rhythm of the day, you and those you care for are just NOT going to get the nurturing you normally are able to give seemingly without effort.
(You make it look SO easy!)
When there is a death in the family, life is dumped upside down.
Your routine is out the window.
Getting things done becomes a challenge.
“Frustrating isn’t it?!”
Utilize every resource you can find.
You will find many resources that will make your life a whole lot easier, and your memories much more easy to gather.
Free obituary templates can be very helpful.
You will find them by clicking on the links below
Free Obituary Template __You will find a printable form to submit to newspapers at this site.
Obituary Guide __This is a useful template to jog your memory of all the things you may want to mention.
Love To Know __You’ll find some sample writings here.
Newspapers have obituaries pre-written and standing by, so that when famous people pass away their obituary is ready to go. This might feel a bit morbid to you, but it can also make life a lot easier during a time that is painful and traumatic to all involved.
Your loved one may like the idea of preparing something ahead of time, and leaving one less thing for you to have to worry about. Coming from them, you’ll know that the details that are important to them will be remembered.
Free funeral program templates can help you quickly create a special tribute to your loved one.
You’ll find 36 beautiful designs to choose from when you click on the link below
An online “Life Memory” site can help as well.
Go to Life Memory.com and create a free site. It will provide you with:
- a unique address that you can give to your family and friends (your loved ones name).LifeMemory.com
- really easy to use tools that help you build the site
- a place to upload as many pictures of your loved one as you want
- the ability to create video tributes with audio and pictures
- a condolence book to allow family and friends to share a word of comfort, or a happy memory
Since you can update anytime and the site lasts forever, its a great way to share pictures of everyone we love. What a blessing to have a way for our loved ones to leave a collection of memories to pass on to future generations, that can’t be damaged by water, fire, or age.
Take the time to collect your memories in one safe place.
A free obituary template, and a free funeral program template can make things easier on you now and when you need it most.
You don’t need to feel like this type of preparation is gloomy in anyway. In fact, make the Life Memory site a fun family activity and it becomes a celebration of life!
Life is worth celebrating!
Celebrating the life of your loved one will actually help you with your grieving process.
Grief is a very painful feeling, but it is also a healing tool if you can allow the process.
Everyone grieves differently. There is no “right” way to grieve. Allow the stages of grief and you process your emotions without so much pain.
Carrie Tucker, RCP
The Life Breath Coach
Heart Failure Solutions
PS– Remember everyday:
- Relax and Release tension
- Exhale Slowly
- Be active in a way that adds joy to your life
Plus pure water ~whole foods~sunshine~and laughter