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As this season of Easter wraps itself in our midst and draws many families in our communities together for a time of fellowship and conversation, some are faced with a new reality. For some families, there now sits an empty chair around the dinner table; one less Easter basket of treats to be searched for; one less loving embrace to be given.
Grief surrounding the death of a loved one is hard every day, but I think it gets amplified around the holidays. We are faced with a new normal but are often unsure of how to best work through all the ‘stuff’ we are feeling. Some people find solace and comfort in their faith, some surround themselves in the presence of friends and family; for others, being in nature is therapeutic and has a calming effect on their souls. Still others find comfort in being in small groups with others who have faced a similar loss.
As we experience all that the Easter season means and welcome the coming renewal and rebirth that the spring season offers us, the Cress family and staff would like you to know, we are here to support you on your journey that is uniquely yours. As you experience this Easter season without your loved one, please know that all of us at Cress care deeply about you and your family, and are here for you. Day or night, we are just a phone call away.
As 2016 continues to move us all forward, know that Cress is here to support you; to listen, to share and to care. This year and in the years to come, we will be that shoulder you can lean on and that steady hand to help guide you on your journey of grief.
With warm regard,
The Cress Family and Staff Members
Written by Justin Panske, Funeral Director and Certified Celebrant