In Episode 123, we talk about how to handle our grief when there is no body to bury and/or what to do when it’s not possible or preferred to have a traditional funeral.
In most parts of the world and within most cultures, it is traditional to have a last event, a funeral, to honor the dead in our family.
But with the pandemic and with war raging in this world, that may not have been possible in the recent past or in the near future.
During World War II, families who helped liberate European countries were fortunate to even know where their loved one’s died.
And there are military cemeteries in many parts of the world who honored those families by burying their fathers, sons, brothers and other loved ones.
There is also the unexpectedness of not having a body to bury.
People who were blown away in tornadoes and could not be found.
Those who were murdered, possibly dismembered.
Those who died in fires, airplane crashes, though terrorism, war, drowning in the ocean or other bodies of water, run over by trains, found months or even years later and their body is decomposed.
Even from explosions in war, in building collapses, earthquakes and volcanoes where bodies could not be recovered, avalanches.
No one ever expects that their body will not be found and buried but this happens more than we know.
And with the high cost of a funeral (upward of $10,000 USD) many families don’t have the resources to do this.
So cremation is an alternative.
But what about a funeral?
Many people are opting to something different to still commemorate their loved ones and we speak about those various ways in this week’s episode.
Listen in to Episode 123 and leave a comment below how you chose to honor your loved one. What ceremonies worked for you?
Bless you my friend.
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