After your dad passes away, there are going to be a number of times during the year that are downright difficult to get through. His birthday, for one, holidays, and, of course, Father’s Day. When Father’s Day rolls around, it makes sense that you will miss your father like crazy. Contact Mount Sinai Memorial Chapels, a Jewish funeral home in East Brunswick, NJ for grief resources if you need them or use some of these tips to help get through the day.
Tip 1: Be Kind To Yourself
One of the best things you can do when you feel the grief hitting you is to simply be as good to yourself as you can. Try to eat right and get plenty of rest. If you don’t feel like doing much on the day, that’s okay. Let yourself do what you feel is best and don’t feel badly about it. You can skip invitations if they don’t feel right to you on that day. You need to do what’s best for you.
Tip 2: Bring Up Memories
Father’s Day is a time to spend with your dad, but you can’t do that any longer. Rather, spend some time with your memories to make the most of it. Remember your dad for the great man that he was by going over pictures, watching home movies, and reading old cards he sent to you on birthdays. Bringing up those memories might make you sad at times, but they can also bring a smile to your face. They’re a good way to make you feel as close to the man responsible for you as possible.
Tip 3: Spend Time With Family
While your family members may have a different relationship with your dad than you do (brothers, cousins, and so on), they still love and miss him as well. You might gather your family for a Father’s Day picnic so you don’t have to go through the day alone. Visiting with others who love you and who loved him can help you get to the other side of the holiday. Share memories of past Father’s Days and what your dad did with everyone on them to bring his personality into the gathering.
It’s completely natural to miss your dad on Father’s Day when he has passed on. If you aren’t sure what to do to get through the day, Mount Sinai Memorial Chapels, a Jewish funeral home in East Brunswick, NJ is here to help. While we typically organize and arrange funerals and memorial services, we’re here for you with ideas and resources well after the funeral is done. We’re located at 454 Cranbury Rd, East Brunswick, NJ 08816 and we serve families in Middlesex and Monmouth Counties including Freehold, Manalapan, Old Bridge and North Brunswick.. Get a hold of us at (732) 390-9199. Our compassionate representatives are here for you whenever you need us.