Ways To Celebrate The Birthday Of A Loved One Who Has Passed

By: Tom Gallagher
Thursday, May 9, 2019

When you lose a family member, dealing with sorrow and grief can be extremely challenging for a very long time. The happy moments that you have spent with that person will always keep coming back to you. This is particularly true on special occasions such as their birthday. Many people wonder how they can memorialize a loved one on this day.

Here are some ideas that can help…

- While it's true that you will be drowned in sorrow at a time like this, there is no point in suffering alone. It is better to lend a positive aspect to the day and plan on celebrating the life of your loved one, in the company of your family and close friends.

- Keep in mind that there are no rules when it comes to remembering someone, paying homage to them or simply celebrating their life. Do not shy from doing the things that come naturally to you at a time like this. For example if you feel that you want to either bake or buy a cake and actually have a birthday celebration as if the person was present, go ahead and do that. It is one of the best ways to move forward from your grief.

- Some people do not feel like they want to spend that day with somebody else. In this case you can involve yourself in an activity that gives you some peace. You can go to their graveside and spend some calm moments there. Alternatively, you can go someplace that held a special place in your life and reminisce the moments that you spent with them there.

- You can also invite family and friends to a restaurant that your loved one particularly liked. You and your guests can share memories over a meal.

If you want information about our services here at Thomas M. Gallagher Funeral Home, contact us or give us a call 318-640-1375 today.

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