Sam (and Ellen)’s Story
It has been a few years since we decided to cremate our precious daughter, and we both regret it. At the time, understandably, we weren’t thinking so clearly. Since she – and we – were so young, we’d never looked into this kind of stuff. We had no experience with planning for a family member’s death and funeral. It was just not something people "talked" about. Who would have thought? Ads we had seen made it seem easier to call the cremation company and have them take care of it. It was also cheaper. There was a voice in the back of my mind somewhere telling me not to do it, but I remember pushing it away. But the truth is that it wasn’t easier. It was, and is, much harder even to this day. I can’t undo what we did. Cremation can’t be undone. I wish we had known differently.
Easier isn’t always better.
Just "getting it over with" can produce the exact opposite.