Visiting a funeral home in Baltimore for the final services for someone in your family is different than visiting to show your respect to a friend who had someone pass on. When you are grieving, you have to deal with your own emotions. When someone you know is dealing with the grief, you want to do anything you can to help. How can you show your respect and do something to help them feel even a little bit better? Here are a few ideas to help you act and say just the right thing.
Your Presence Is Enough
Think about the last time you lost someone. Was there anything anyone said or did that really made it any better? Probably not. Keep that in mind as you approach your friend as they grieve at the funeral home. You don’t need to say, do, or bring anything at all. Your presence there will show that you care. A nice hug and sympathetic look will give them all they need to know. You are helping them be honoring their loved one in the way they set up.
Respect Their Faith
Whether you are a believer in the same things as your friend or not, when you visit the funeral home, you need to show respect to their beliefs. The funeral itself might incorporate spirituality and faith elements. Go along with the items set forth before you and don’t buck the system by standing out. Now’s not the time to show your differences.
Offer Practical Help
There are many things your friend is going to need after the service at the funeral home is complete. They might not feel like cleaning their house, washing clothes, or preparing food. Think of some practical ways you can help them after the final services are complete and offer yourself up for those things. You might not want to talk about it at the funeral, as that is a time to honor their loved one, but call in the next few days and see what you can do to help.
Write A Personal Note
Many people bring flowers to funerals and that’s a nice thought, but not always necessary. You can also donate money, or just simply bring a nice, heartfelt note for your friend to let them know you are there and you’re thinking of them during this difficult time. If you have memories of the person who passed on, share something short and sweet in the note.
Going through a service at a funeral home in Baltimore is hard for everyone, but if your friend has people to support them during and after the event, things will seem a lot brighter to them. If you need to arrange final services of any kind, contact the professionals at Hari P. Close Funeral Service, P.A. by calling (410) 327-3100 or visit us at 5126 Belair Rd Baltimore, MD 21206 to get the advice you need. We’re here to honor your loved ones with respect and dignity every step of the way.