Posted on March 30, 2016 by Anne Corvelle
This past week I have been thinking about spring beginning and winter coming to an end; some of us are celebrating the newness of the season after denying ourselves for the past several weeks of Lent, but, no matter your walk of life, this change of season is glorious and much welcomed. Yes, allergy sufferers may beg to differ, but I enjoy suffering through planting season for the bounty that I await from my garden and the farms around this beautiful county! Celebrating spring and the new life that it brings is nothing new; there are many celebrations that each of us may have on the horizon, for this season and beyond, like high school and college graduations, Mother’s Day, birthdays, anniversaries, new babies on the way, and more.
When a loved one is lost, we all mourn differently, but, ultimately, most of us want to do something special to celebrate their life, no matter the time of year. Perhaps you would like to have a simple, loving farewell, or a community-wide celebration of a life well lived. Our goal is to personalize each service according to the family’s wishes and means. We at Charles F. Snyder Funeral Home & Crematory work year-round, using the foundation laid by Charles F. Snyder, Sr., to celebrate the lives of all those we have the honor of serving.
If it has been a few months, or several years, since your loved one has passed, there are still limitless ways to celebrate them in this season of new life and rejuvenation. Perhaps planting a garden or tree, making a donation or volunteering with their favorite non-profit, or taking a vacation to their favorite destination will promote both healing and provide a loving tribute to their memory. When my husband’s grandparents passed away, their final wish was for all of us to take a family vacation to Bermuda, with a list of their favorite spots that we needed to visit. For the past 10 months, we’ve been coming up with different ways to remember our two babies, and take part in various events with other families who also have experienced pregnancy loss.
Even if you haven’t experienced a recent loss, take the opportunity this spring to celebrate the life around you, and maybe even help a friend, neighbor or family member celebrate the life of someone special to them.
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