If there is one thing that is true of the people of Big Spring and Midland, Texas, it’s that family comes first. We see it all the time in our work at Nalley-Pickle & Welch. When times are tough, moms, dads, siblings, grandparents, cousins, and beyond band together and do what it takes to get through. And while losing a beloved member is one of the greatest pains a family can face, there is one thing we have seen ease the burden a bit: Funeral preplanning.
We plan for all kinds of important events in life: weddings, babies, vacations, and retirement. More and more people today are beginning to understand the importance of making end-of-life plans, including funeral prearrangements. Here are the top five ways the team at Nalley-Pickle & Welch has seen preplanning help families:
1.) No one will have to guess at what you wanted.
When you preplan with Nalley-Pickle & Welch, you can design every aspect of your service and visitation – from the big decisions such as choosing between cremation or traditional burial, down to the details, like how the service is personalized with music and readings or what food is served at your reception.
2.) It eliminates potential disagreements between family members.
Even in the most loving of families, disagreements can arise, especially during an emotional time. Your son might be convinced you were adamantly opposed to cremation, while your daughter thought it was your first choice. The last thing you want is for your final farewell to cause any rifts within your family. If you choose to preplan, everything is right there, written down in black and white so your wishes and preferences are clear for everyone.
3.) Your desires are respected and followed.
Every person is unique. Some people don’t have strong feelings about how they’re memorialized, but others view it very differently. When you handle your arrangements with us ahead of time, you can be very clear about what you want and need, and you can rest assured knowing those directives will be followed.
4.) Your loved one will have more time and mental energy to process your loss.
Instead of spending hours making decisions with our staff, your family can spend their time doing what they should be doing – connecting with other people who loved you and reflecting on what you meant to them. They can pour their energy into time with their family and moving forward in their own healing process. What better gift could you give to your family?
5.) If you choose to prepay, you remove the financial burden from your family’s shoulders.
Everyone has a different situation, and you may not be aware of all the financial considerations your children, spouse, or grandchildren will have when the time comes for you to pass away. If you have the ability to prepay for your funeral arrangements, not only does it lock in today’s funeral costs, but it lifts that responsibility from your loved ones. Imagine how relieved they will be when they’ve learned you’ve handled everything.
It might seem like you have a lot to consider when preplanning, and there are several choices you will need to make. But we have the resources and the expertise to help you understand every decision and we will completely guide you through the process. Contact our experienced, compassionate team any time to get started on making your plans. Your family will be so glad you did.