If you want to plan your own final services in advance, you are doing a great thing for your family. You aren’t leaving the planning up to them to be a burden when you pass on. They just have to call the funeral home you have chosen and the plans you have in place will take action. However, no matter what type of services you choose, traditional services or cremation services in Phoenix, AZ, you really should talk to your family about them. First, they need to know that the plans are in place and where they need to call when the time comes. And second, it’s good for them to hear what you want from you so there are no huge surprises when you pass on. If you want cremation for yourself, talk to your family about it. Here are a few pieces of advice.
Be Open And Honest
If you really want to be cremated, there’s nothing wrong with that. It’s a completely honorable and respectful choice, even if your family hasn’t gone that direction before with other members who have passed on. Be honest with your family about what you want and tell them why you decided to go that direction. Be open to questions they might have as well, btu don’t let them sway you if you are already sure about what you want.
Dig Into The Plans
Once you let your family in on the fact that you want to be cremated, tell them what other plans you have in mind. Perhaps you’d like to have a memorial service that feels like a funeral or maybe you want a celebration of life. Maybe you know where you want your final resting place to be or what kind of urn you want. Let them in on any and all of the plans you have in mind. The more they hear from you, the more they will want to follow those plans are your final wishes.
You may have spent a little time thinking through the process and looking toward your own death, but this might be the first time the idea has come to family member’s minds. Be understanding if they get emotional over the idea that someday, you will no longer be with them. It’s good for them to recognize that and if they have emotions over it, that’s okay.
When you are ready to arrange your cremation services in Phoenix, AZ, the professionals at Thompson Funeral Chapel are here to walk you through the process. You can go with something simple and direct or something more complicated that includes a full funeral before the cremation takes place. There are plenty of options and they are all up to you to decide. Planning in advance means you have time on your side to think things over and only proceed with the plans when you are good and ready. We’re here to answer whatever questions you have, whenever you have them.