Maintaining the Memory of a loved ones
As they say, the only certainty we have in life is death. It is everyone’s destiny. No one can escape, and, at the time of the final goodbye, we are all the same. The death of a loved one causes deep pain, despair, tears, and longing. One way to alleviate this suffering is to have a box of memories.
What is the box of memories?
The box of memories is a tribute that we can do to those we see leaving before us. Its content guarantees that we will always remember the deceased person with affection. It is a way of gathering their stories, remembering important dates, remembering phrases and customs of the departed being, in short, a very beautiful way to cultivate love! A tip is that people who attend the funeral deposit messages with memories about the deceased person in the memory box. At the time of the farewell ceremony, this box is collected by the family. And then, family members and other friends can all participate by gathering content for the same purpose.
What is possible to collect in a memory box?You can collect whatever you want inside the box. After all, no one better knows what to put in than the person who lived and knew well who is leaving. But let’s give some tips of what to put in:
•Messages from people present at the wake
•Memories described by friends and family
•Diary – if it exists and does not contain confidential information
• Personal documents
• Personal objects (e.g., jewelry, glasses, a favorite book, a used pen, a scarf, a perfume, a collector’s item, a key chain, etc.)
• Letters and cards were written by the deceased to someone. Evidence of love and friendship
When a loved one dies, we realize how fortunate he is to remember beautiful stories of love and friendship and magical moments experienced in the company of someone special. One thing is certain: death causes irreparable losses and breaks hearts, but there is something that it cannot erase from minds and hearts is the memory and love of those it steals from us. Thus, through good memories, whoever is truly loved never dies or disappears completely for those who remain. The memory prevails in our homesickness and can cross generations even after it has passed away. For this, it is interesting to have a box of memories where everything is gathered and consulted at any time.
The São Judas Tadeu Group has been offering, since the beginning of this year, a box of memories to families who hold their funerals at the institution’s memorial. It will also be marketed to anyone who requests it even if the funeral is not being held at the memorial. You may be wondering: What to do with the memory box after the wake? The object is delivered to family members who decide who the box should be with. The box can be part of the whole family, spending time with each family member to collect more memories and put them in the box. In this way, the memory of the loved one will always be present in the life of all who love him and in a loving way, with the best moments saved forever.
A Good Example
Support for the families of the missing
I was invited to carry out a special training, where we received more information about the organization and training on the impact of this ambiguous loss. We also receive basic monitoring tools to help people face and overcome the difficulties that families like ours face. My real job as an “escort” started in July 2014.