How I focus my attention...
A celebrant funeral honors the legacy by celebrating the individual’s particular story. No two life stories are ever alike. Every life lives itself in a completely unique and magnificent way through each set of eyes, pair of hands, mythical soul and earthbound feet. Every heart beats with a unique tale to tell of its’ lifetime journey and inevitable passing.
As a funeral celebrant, I paint a sensitive portrait of your loved one by selecting meaningful readings, poetry, and music -- as requested; along with writing the life biography or eulogy. These elements are woven together to nourish all who assemble to pay tribute. Material for the service is gathered during a personal meeting, where I listen carefully, learning about your loved one’s character, spirit and passions. I go on to spend hours creating an honest and heartfelt ceremony, and speak to others to discuss their participation, if that is indicated. I'll also ensure the entire ceremony is a true expression of your loved one’s life and your wishes.
A celebrant funeral or memorial ceremony is designed to be intimate, and real – in a caring, considerate way that pays close attention to the lifetime we honor, along with those who are left behind to find their way. As I officiate, I read from a binder with warmth and compassion. After the last words are spoken and the silence is breathed in when the ceremony comes to a close, the divine spark remains lit. The flame that continues to burn in your heart can never be taken away – your loved one’s lasting legacy belongs to you.
Perhaps they are not the stars, But rather openings in heaven where
The love of our lost ones pours through
And shines down upon us to let us know they are happy.