Selecting just the right music for a funeral or celebration of life service can be challenging, especially when emotions are running high. Favorite songs that you’ve sung with your loved one for years may escape you, while popular classics may feel jarring or off-putting to the type of service that has been selected. Fortunately, there are some funeral songs that stand the test of time, and are suitable for any type of service that you are planning.
When you lose a loved one or close friend, emotions of all kinds are close to the surface. Grief is generally the foremost, but you may also be feeling sadness, desolation, futility . . . and perhaps even the tiniest bit of relief if your loved one had been suffering for some time before their passing. All of these emotions are perfectly normal and should be expected, but what happens when strong emotions bubble up during the funeral service itself?
No one wants to consider what happens after we pass from this life, but there are inevitably details that will fall upon family members who are left behind — and who may be ill-equipped to handle them in their delicate emotional state. While it can be challenging to consider our own mortality, taking the time to pre-plan your funeral allows your loved ones the time to connect with each other during what will certainly be a difficult time. Whether there are specifics that you want to ensure are included in your celebration of life, or you simply want to spare your family from having to take action, pre-planning your funeral is painless when you work with friendly professionals.