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When We Remember: Inspiration & Integrity…

When We Remember: Inspiration & Integrity for a Meaningful Funeral

by Melissa Abraham

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When We Remember: Inspiration and Integrity for a Meaningful Funeral by Melissa Abraham (Three Things Publishing, 2007).
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When We Remember focuses on the critical first week following a death - an intense, emotional crisis period when guidance can make a profound and positive difference to the grief journey. This unique, generous and highly-acclaimed resource draws on many decades of experiences, particularly in understanding the power of music and prose in the rituals of our lives. Starting at a basic level, families are taken step-by-step through the first few days when a loved one dies. Gentle suggestions begin traditionally, moving through to more creative and personal inspiration for creating a meaningful tribute. When We Remember highlights the vital emotional role of a memorial event, and the long-term benefits of knowing what to do at the time. Every culture throughout history has attached ritual and significance to the passing of a loved one, and modern funerals draw on these roots. We can find comfort in the footsteps of tradition, or the significance of individual tributes. We remember that grief is a journey, not a destination, and a funeral is a vital first signpost. Funerals mark both the physical separation from the person that has died, and a renewal of friends and family ties for the time ahead. This complete resource breaks the taboo surrounding death and will support and guide you through the beginning of life s most difficult journey, the loss of a loved one. If you are preparing for an expected death, coping with the intense shock of an unexpected death, or simply sharing your life with friends and family, When We Remember is essential reading in every household. Research and consultation was guided in USA, UK and Australia by many skilled hands, including funeral directors, religious leaders, secular celebrants, psychologists and of course many generous families and individuals. * Outstanding photography and graphics to ensure than the entire resource is as useful, easy to read, comforting and inspiring as possible. * Highly practical and inspirational guide to preparing and delivering a eulogy. * More than 70 of the world's best loved poetry and readings, including some from the Bible and other religious texts. Stop all the clocks... (Auden) You can shed tears because she is gone, or you can smile because she has lived. . . (Anon) Death is nothing at all, I have only slipped into the next room. . . (Holland) . . . tis better to have loved and lost than never to have loved at all. (Tennyson) . . .If there s another world, he lives in bliss; If there is none, he made the best of this. (Burns) . . .and until we meet again, may God hold you in the palm of His hand. (Trad Gaelic) * One hour professional music CD with beautifully recorded classics in a format specific for 3 minute reflections, including Amazing Grace (bagpipes), Abide With Me (full choir and orchestra), Beethoven, Mozart, Bach, Faure, Handel, Saint-Saëns and Albinoni. * More than 100 popular song listings to help inspire your own memories. Just some examples of the many from each decade 1930 Goodnight Sweetheart (Guy Lombardo) 1940 Sentimental Journey (Doris Day) Now is the Hour (Bing Crosby) 1950 Dream (Everly Brothers) Too Young (Nat King Cole) 1960 Forever Young (Bob Dylan) In My Life (Beatles) Let It Be (Beatles) 1970 Bright Eyes (Simon & Garfunkel) Fire & Rain (James Taylor) When I Get Where I m Going (Brad Paisley & Dolly Parton) 1980 Simply the Best (Tina Turner) Wind Beneath My Wings (Better Midler) Don t Worry Be Happy (Bobby McFerrin) 1990 Angels (Robbie Williams) Fields of Gold (Eva Cassidy or Sting) Lullaby (Billy Joel) If I Had Only Known (Reba McEntire) Tears in Heaven (Eric Clapton) Never Tear Us Apart (INXS) I ll Be Missing You (Puff Daddy) 2000 In the Arms of the Angels (Sarah McLachlan) Goodbye My Lover (James Blunt) Who Knew (Pink) To Where You Are (Josh Groban) My Immortal (Evanescence

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