Online Memorials - Create A Life Story
Website For A Lost Loved One
By Ben Anton
We all want to live a life that has an impact on the
people around us and the family that comes after us.
Often times the best way to learn about those around us,
our family history and those people that shaped our
lives, is by reading their life story. So much can be
learned by reading someone's obituary but that sometimes
only scratches the service of how a person lived, what
they loved and how much they were loved. An online
memorial can help keep a memory alive and help you
celebrate the life of a love one.
An online memorial website is more creative than an
obituary and is a great way to share memories and
celebrate the lives of those who are no longer with us.
You can spend minutes, hours or days creating an online
memorial for someone you knew and loved. There are many
online services that are designed specifically to host
such tributes. To get the most out of a life story page,
find one where you can share memories, photos, videos
and access it from anywhere in the world.
Creating a life story page is simple. It does not take
any special computer skills or expensive equipment to
put one together. The virtual memorial that you create
should remain online for an indefinite period of time.
This allows friends, family and even future generations
to view the memorial and leave their own personal
tributes and condolences. Many services do allow online
memorials to be created and password protected, for
Grieving over the death of someone you loved is one of
the most difficult and emotionally wrenching experiences
you will go through in your lifetime. To truly move on
from such a powerful and devastating experience, each
person must find what allows them to move through their
grief. Many activities and coping techniques are found
to work for people, but each person will need to find a
way to do so in a way best suited for them.
By providing a place of remembrance for a loved one, a
virtual memorial can give the strength to be able to
heal and move forward with our lives. When becoming
overwhelmed by an emotion, whether it is sadness,
regret, guilt, or even happiness at certain memories,
visiting an online memorial to the deceased can help.
These sites host information about family history,
anecdotes about your loved one's life and pictures of
key moments you shared with them. Remembering these
things and spending a moment appreciating the times you
did spend with them can have a significant effect on
your mood and overall long-term healing.
We all create a life story we hope will live on after we
are gone and effect generations after us. By writing
these stories down for family, friends and sometimes
strangers to read, acknowledge and appreciate, we are
ensuring that a loved one's life lives on after death.
We all want to celebrate the people who have made a
lasting impression on us.
~ Ben Anton, 2008
Create An Online Memorial: Read virtual obituaries or
create a memorial for your loved one on the Valley of
Life website. The website also features a forum for
sharing and a blog with suggested memorial poems for
eulogies, condolence letter information and grief