When someone in your family passes away, you might feel like time stands still for a bit when you hear the news. But the reality is, just because their life has ended doesn’t mean yours does too. While working with a Jewish funeral home in Edison, NJ to create special, honoring final services for that family member, you have other things going on in your life that you have to put aside so you can concentrate on what’s really important at this stage. Here are a few tips to help you put other things off until after the services are complete and your loved one is cared for.
Tip 1: Take Bereavement From Work
Many offices will offer several days of bereavement time so you can deal with final services, be with your family, and honor a loved one who has passed away. When you are trying to organize everything that needs to be done and handle your grief at the same time, these bereavement days can be priceless. If you don’t get that type of time off from work, perhaps it would be a good idea to take vacation days or even sick days to get the time away you need.
Tip 2: Call In Favors For Help With The Kids
Your kids might continue their everyday lives if the family member who passed away wasn’t particularly close to them. That might mean they need rides to and from school, to and from activities, and help with homework. With everything else you have going on, you might need some help. Call in some favors from friends and get your kids covered for a few days while you deal with the rest. Surely one of their friends from school can offer rides to and from school and they have teammates on their teams that can help with rides for practices and games.
Tip 3: Accept Help When Offered
When there’s a death in your family, you will notice people rallying around you, offering their help. They may not know what to say so they just want to do something for you. When they offer something specific, take them up on that offer. It’s one less thing for you to do. Perhaps someone wants to cook for your family while someone else offers to mow your lawn. Any task you can put off yourself and onto someone else is nice to have off your plate at this harrowing time.
It’s never going to be easy to lose a loved one, but with the right people around you, including your Jewish funeral home in Edison, NJ, you can put your life on hold to honor theirs before you move on into a new sense of normal. When you need help with services, contact Mount Sinai Memorial Chapels. We serve families in Monroe, Edison, East Brunswick, and the surrounding areas. Call us at (732) 390-9199 with questions or visit us in person at 454 Cranbury Rd, East Brunswick, NJ 08816. We’re here to help.