It is never too early to have the “Talk of a Lifetime.” Planning ahead and making your wishes known for your final arrangements is a compassionate, loving gesture to your family and ensures that, upon your passing, your final wishes are carried out the way you want them to be. By taking the time to talk with your family and loved ones about what you want, you are giving them the gift of peace of mind that when you pass they won’t have to guess or wonder what you want. They will know because you have already laid it all out for them.
Losing someone is an emotionally taxing experience. Most people are not thinking clearly during this stressful time; when they must make decisions about what they think you would have wanted it adds to the stress of the situation. When they aren’t certain what your wishes are, they may always wonder if they did the right thing, if you truly would have wanted the services to be the way they chose.
That is a heartbreaking place to be, but you can prevent it. Taking the time to talk about your end-of-life decisions, even though it may be uncomfortable, will bring peace and comfort in the long run. Having the “Talk of a Lifetime” is one of the most loving gifts you can give your family.