Think Ahead.

Explore The Benefits of Planning Ahead.

Think Ahead

Preparing for the Unexpected


    Preplanning is easy and will pay off both emotionally and financially for you and your family. We spend a lifetime planning for the precious moments in our lives: the birth of our children, birthday parties, weddings, and of course, our retirement. But there is one event that we tend not to plan for, yet it’s guaranteed to happen ... our funeral.


    Making your funeral arrangements in advance insures that your celebration of life will be just how you want it, and at the same time removing the financial burden and the stress of planning from your loved ones.


    Funeral pre-planning allows you to consider alternatives and make decisions on your own terms. Pre-planning provides peace of mind in knowing that your affairs are in order and your wishes will be fulfilled. It allows you to select & document your final wishes while eliminating the uncertainty and financial burden from the shoulders of your family


    A prearrangement will protect your family by freezing the cost of the selected services and merchandise at todays prices.

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Stages of Grief.



  • ANGER.




  • Mario Cesar Samaniego M.A.

  • This stage is often experienced as a state of shock.You may feel numb, disoriented, or overwhelmed. Some report a trance-like state or a sense of unreality. Though confusing, these feelings help us to slowly come to terms with the reality of the loss, rather than dealing with all of our emotions up front.

  • Anger is a necessary stage of the healing process. Be willing to feel your anger, even though it may seem endless. The more you truly feel it, the more it will begin to dissipate and the more you will heal.

  • Before a loss, it seems like you will do anything if only your loved one would be spared. “Please God, ” you bargain. After a loss, bargaining may take the form of a temporary truce. “What if I devote the rest of my life to helping others.Then can I wake up and realize this has all been a bad dream?” We become lost in a maze of “If only” or “What if” statements. We want life returned to what is was; we want our loved one restored. We want to go back in time.

  • After bargaining, our attention moves squarely into the present. Empty feelings present themselves, and grief enters our lives on a deeper level, deeper than we ever imagined. This depressive stage feels as though it will last forever. It’s important to understand that this depression is not a sign of mental illness. It is the appropriate response to a great loss. To not experience depression after a loved one dies would be unusual.

  • Acceptance is often confused with the notion of being “all right” or “OK” with what has happened. This is not the case. Most people don’t ever feel OK or all right about the loss of a loved one. This stage is about accepting the reality that our loved one is physically gone and recognizing that this new reality is the permanent reality. We will never like this reality or make it OK, but eventually we accept it.

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