In the movie “Memorial Day” young Kyle Vogle confronts his taciturn grandfather with this question as he seeks to deepen their relationship and satisfy his curiosity about a mysterious trunk he found in the barn. The end result: his grandfather relents and we learn his story. In the movie, it turns out (unbeknownst to his family and friends) that he is a war hero. The telling of the hidden story…the expression of his life…also leads to the healing of Grandpa’s relationship with his son, Kyle’s father.
Blaise Pascal once wrote: “No one dies so poor that he leaves nothing behind.” That wisdom is often discounted as people reflect on their lives and fail to recognize the subtle but deep impact they have had. Every life has a story. Too often that story remains untold because no one took the time to draw it out. Perhaps, to us, it is unimportant. But it is of vital importance to those who love us…whose lives we have impacted. They want to know what to remember.
We invite you to take a journey of discovery. It may be a journey about yourself. Or, it could be a journey about someone you care about. Perhaps you have been asked to deliver a eulogy. Maybe you are wondering how you will be eulogized…or, more important, how you can influence how you are remembered.
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Our lives are like ripples in a pond. A seemingly insignificant pebble eventually can have an impact on everything around it.
Every person should have an intentional plan in place that addresses the needs of the living at the time of loss.
If you have thoughtfully determined how you want to be remembered, you can make sure your funeral experience celebrates the relationships, the memories and the difference you’ve made in the lives of those that know and love you. And, we can ensure that your funeral inspires and even transforms family and friends in attendance, so they leave the experience on the path to healing.
Talk to one of our preplanning experts about designing your legacy and funeral.