Visitations for loved ones in funeral homes in Roy, WA before the funeral and burial service aren’t easy. But they can bring closure and a chance to say a final goodbye. When you enter the space and see your loved one in the casket, it can be very hard to come to terms with the fact that they are gone. But you also know that this is your final chance to say whatever you want to say. When you have a turn to approach the casket and view your loved one up close, what should you say? There are no right or wrong answers, but here are a few ideas.
I’ll Always Love You
Perhaps the last time you saw your loved one, you parted with a simple ‘see you later’ and you want them to know that you love them and always will. Just saying it out loud to their body can help you feel as if they know how you feel and will take that love along with them. It can give you relief to get that phrase off your chest as you move toward the funeral service.
I’ll Miss You
You know that your life will never be the same without that person in it and there are going to be certain things that happen, like holidays or birthdays, that will make you miss them more. Saying out loud that you will miss them is a nice way to honor their memory and remind yourself that this is really goodbye.
Share A Memory
You know there are other people waiting and you don’t want to take too long with your loved one, but at the same time, this is your moment. Perhaps you want to share a memory with your loved one about something special they did for you or some time that you shared together that brought a laugh. IT’s a nice way to honor how unique and special they were to you.
I’ll Never Forget You
When you tell your loved one that you aren’t going to forget them, this is a promise to yourself to keep their memory alive. You can do that by telling stories about them, keeping a picture of them in your house, starting a memorial scholarship, or any number of other ways. Saying it out loud is like a promise, both to them and to yourself, of what you might do to carry on their memory.
There are plenty of things you might want to say to your loved one at the visitation at funeral homes in Roy, WA. Think about what you want to say before you approach, or simply say what you feel is right at the time. Keep in mind that not everyone says anything at all. Spending some time in peace and quiet with your loved one’s remains is perfectly fine as well. Remember that the professionals at Weeks’ Dryer Mortuary are here to help you through every step of the process.