Grief can be thought of as normal, natural and necessary. It is hard and often painful work, and has a timetable of its own. The role of support during this time in your life cannot be underestimated. Bill Cress, President of Cress Funeral & Cremation views this part of his job as priority #1. In a recent interview Bill stated, “The funeral is the first step in the healing process as it allows us an outlet to share our feelings”, Cress continues, “In our industry we want to concentrate on the “celebration”. However, if we concentrate on just “celebrating” we cheat ourselves out of the grieving side which is natural and necessary”.
The grieving work often involves dealing with feelings of sadness, anger, guilt and unfinished business. Often times, we attempt to shelve these feelings or play the “avoidance” game only to find that grief is very strong and patient and will outwait our avoidance tactics until we face the reality that we must tackle “grief” head-on.
Finding grief support or a supportive individual can be an life changing moment in your journey as you meet the demands of your grief and let go of what was and move towards living again.
We encourage you to reflect upon the grief resources and material offered on our website. At Cress Funeral and Cremation Services, we would be happy to help you locate a support group or counseling organization that may be right for you. Please feel free to email or call us anytime:
We have also partnered with Beyond Indigo to bring you online resources to help you deal with grief. You will find answers to many of your questions about grieving along with helpful suggestions.