Are you grieving the loss of a beloved mother? Writing a celebration of life eulogy is a meaningful, genuine and a personal tribute. Before we continue, let me express my most sincere and deepest condolences for the loss of your loved one.
Many years ago, I lost my mother, Josephine Jean. She gained her angel wings and will live in heaven for eternity. Her abundant life was drastically shortened by the debilitating effects of vascular dementia.
Are you feeling like me? If you are, you’re battling with turbulent waves of soul crushing emotions: you feel numb, you can’t stop crying, heartache, disbelief, regret, sadness and possible anger.
Furthermore, the thought of never embracing my mum or physically speaking to her again, leaves me feeling devastated. To a greater extent, it feels like I’ve lost my way because she was my best friend.
Celebration of life eulogy – Josephine Jean
What’s more, questions arise at this inconsolable time. How do we respectively move on from such a painful time? And is it possible to have happy thoughts and not forget the one we love?
Nonetheless, I found help in dealing with the loss of my mother. Additionally, I discovered information about funerals, eulogies and memorial ceremonies. But, what about planning a befitting service?
There was lot’s to choose from. However, we were unable to have a gospel choir or celebration of life singer. But, uplifting black gospel music, songs and hymns were played at our semi-religious celebration of life ceremony (cremation). As a marriage celebrant I officiated the memorial service, along with my auntie and brother.
Guess what? I must admit, officiating at a loved one’s funeral was totally daunting and very different to performing a wedding. In fact, it was rather confronting.
Celebration of life eulogy – personal testimony
So, do you want to write a last testimony to commemorate a remarkable life? Again, let me be honest it can be difficult. But, don’t fear this could support and guide you through this unpleasant time.
How do you create your own unique celebration of life eulogy, in your own voice? Feel free use my mum’s eulogy or reassuring resources. It is my personal tribute to my wonderful beloved mother Josephine Jean. Otherwise, use the links below to help you cope with bereavement, and stress while planning a funeral.
- Information about honoring deceased parent
- Uplifting black gospel songs for funerals
- Funeral slideshow
- How to write an eulogy
- My mother’s remembrance speech
- Coronavirus guidelines for celebrants
CELEBRATION OF LIFE EULOGY
CORONAVIRUS FUNERAL UPDATE – BREAKING NEWS
How many people are allowed to attend funerals? Where the congregation is immediate family (with provision for a carer if required) or a friend – in case no family members are attending. In fact, 2 meters distance should be maintained between every household group. Prohibited is live music such as musicians, choirs, harpists and instrumentalists. Find out more details at ww.gov.uk and www.rivm.nl
In the meantime, all the best and take care.
“Life is what you celebrate. All of it. Even its end.” –Joanne Harris
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