When you’re standing in front of a grieving family at one of the funeral homes Mount Vernon, WA, it can be tricky figuring out what you should say to them. While you might have the best of intentions when you say something like. “Well, at least your loved one is in a better place now,” you could actually do a lot more harm than good by saying it. Instead, you should do your best to find the right words to say to a family that is in pain following the loss of a loved one. Learn about several of the best things to say to grieving families at funeral homes below.
“I’m so very sorry for your loss”
Oftentimes, people will overthink things when they’re speaking with grieving families at Mount Vernon, WA funeral services and say more than they should. Rather than doing this, you should consider keeping things simple by just saying some variation of “I’m sorry.” You really can’t go wrong when you express your sympathy to a grieving family by telling them just how sorry you are for their loss.
“I am keeping you and your family in my thoughts and prayers”
In the aftermath of a loved one’s death, families are often in need of love and support from those around them. It’s this love and support that keeps them grounded and helps them to push through the pain that they’re feeling. You can show your love and support for a grieving family by letting them know that you’re thinking about and praying for them. This will provide them with some small sense of relief and let them know that they do have a strong support system surrounding them.
“I really appreciated your loved one and what they were all about”
Funeral services are supposed to be a celebration of a person’s life. So why not let a family know just how much you appreciated their loved one and what they brought to the table? Even though almost everyone is going to be talking to the family about what a great person their loved one was, you can still take this approach to communicating with them. A grieving family isn’t going to be able to get enough of people heaping praise on their loved one.
“I would love to share a story about your loved one with you”
Do you have a great story about a person that you would like to share with their family at their funeral services? There is a really good chance that they’re going to want to hear it. If they haven’t heard the story before, it won’t take long for it to start circulating among their family members. It’ll be a huge hit. Just make sure that you don’t take up too much of a family’s time when you’re telling them a story about their loved one since they’ll have a bunch of other things going on.
At Moles Farewell Tributes, we always go above and beyond to help grieving families who are mourning the loss of a loved one. We can help your family make Mount Vernon, WA funeral arrangements for a person who recently passed away. Call us today to kickstart the funeral planning process with our help.