When you are about to visit a funeral home in Lapel, IN to attend a funeral or cremation service, it’s hard to find the words you want to express to the family in mourning. You certainly don’t want to say the wrong thing, but what is the right thing? Use these tips to help you find something (anything!) to say.
Less is More
When you stop and think about it, nothing you say can bring their loved one back or really make them feel better about the situation. The best you can do is simply show your support and let them know you are there for them. It’s comforting for those in mourning to know they have people willing to help them pick up the pieces and carry on. You can simply tell them you’re sorry for their loss and that you’re there for them and call it good. It may not stand out, but it also won’t stand out in a bad way.
A Short Memory
You may not have a lot of time to talk to the family of the deceased since there could be a lot of other people present that want to talk to them as well. If you have a short memory of their loved one, it can be meaningful to hear it. You could say something like, “I’ll always remember the cookies your grandmother made,” or “I’ll never forget how your dad helped me pass math class.” Something short that reminds them of fond times or lets them know that their loved one meant a lot to you can make them smile ever so briefly.
A Sweet Offer
Having a funeral or memorial service for a loved one is very stressful and if there’s something you can say that includes an offer that will relieve that person of some of the stress, it can be very appreciated. Tell them that you’ll stop by with groceries next week or that you’d love to take their kids to school for a few days. Make sure you follow up on that offer at another time as they may not call you themselves or ask you about it later. That’ll be on you to follow through once you’ve made the offer.
If you are about to attend a service at one of the funeral homes in Lapel, IN, think about what you’d like to say to the family in advance so when the time comes, you have something in mind and don’t just blurt something out you may regret later. If you need help understanding what’s appropriate and appreciated, the professionals at Loose Funeral Homes & Crematory are here for you. We set up final services, but we also want to support those around the bereaved in their time of need. Call us at (765) 649-5255 and let us in on your situation. You can also visit with us in person when you need to set up final services for someone in your family at 200 W 53rd St Anderson, IN 46013.