A Living Tribute
"If life were predictable, it would cease to be life, and be without flavour."
You can make this the greatest celebration of your life - or the life of someone dear to you.
This is a gathering of family and friends, neighbours and colleagues that is a celebration of a persons life with a terminal illness. You can make this celebration anything you like. It can be a black tie affair, it can be a disco, it can be a camping weekend away. What ever you or your loved one loves to do in life, that makes you happy, this is it.
The thought of someone dying brings fear into all our hearts. It’s the fear of the unknown, the fear of losing control of our emotions, the fear of saying the right thing, the fear of not knowing how to grieve properly.
Give your loved one the opportunity to feel your love and compassion before they leave this earth. Why wait until it’s too late to say the things you should of said to your best friend, uncle or parent.
So many great stories come out in eulogies and at wakes. But sometimes this is bitter sweet. I often hear people saying, ‘I wish I had of told him’ or ‘I regret not saying anything’.
A living tribute will give you an opportunity to hear all the great life stories, the funny stories, the sad stories, achievements, one more time, surrounded by the people who care the most.
I did this for my mother on her 70th birthday. A gathering of family and friends at a favourite Chinese restaurant on the south coast. We laughed, cried, hugged, told lots of funny stories and lots of sad stories.
This was mum's life, and we got to share it again with her, one last time. The smile on her face was priceless and I can still hear her laughter.
Time was of the essence for me before mum lost her ability to speak, communicate and move. Mum had motor neurone disease. A relentless disease and so cruel.
If you think this is something your loved one would like to do, or you would like to do for yourself, then contact me and we can get together and discuss how to put together a living tribute.
Half of the monies received for this service will be donated to Motor Neurone Disease research, support and equipment for families newly diagnosed.
Contact me today to discuss your ceremony in more detail and we will speak soon.