How a Headstone Comforts Grief
By Tom Tree
Grief is the one thing we all feel as a person passes
away. It's hard to decide what to do with that grief.
There are processes as we lay a loved one to rest that
bring us comfort. Here are a few ways in which a
headstone comforts grief in which you might not have
thought of before. We know we didn't at least. Let's
look at how a headstone comforts grief.
One of the first ways that it helps comfort is when you
put a picture on the stone. This allows those who visit
the grave to remember the loved one as they were before
they became sick or before they passed away. As time
goes on, we might find it harder and harder to remember
when we go out to the grave. This can be very
Another way that it might help with the grief process is
that they never feel lost. When you know that your loved
one has a headstone, you can find them easily. You never
have to be lost. They are right there when you need
them. That's one good way of looking at it.
Then, there are other ways as well. Some of us just need
a place to retreat to when we need to be alone. When
people have a headstone that they can talk to, they can
feel as though they can talk to the loved one any time
they go to the gravesite. It's easier when there is
something there where you feel the connection.
For many, it's a way to honor the loved one. It's a way
to celebrate their life by figuring just what they
should put on the headstone. It's a way to remember that
they lived a life. For those parents who lost children,
it's a way to remember that though their life might not
have been as long as one would have liked, they are
remembered and loved.
Here are just some of the ways that it can benefit a
person. It's full of love and all the reminders that you
aren't just burying a body. You are burying someone that
you have loved. It makes it more personal, but is a
constant reminder that while some are buried with
nothing, there are people who do miss them and you are
one of them.
Do the best to your beloved person one more time. Buying
a headstone will ease up your pain and sorrow. Tom
Tree's excellent articles will help you to pass through
your most difficult time. Here is his monument website.