Dear Leak Family, Waking up today (in California) I turned the news on , your story about helping the homeless baseball family was the first thing I saw. Please accept my personal Thank You for showing people that we can help others, and pay it forward without any expectations, or repayment. I was raised like this from the day I was born and...
Dear Mr. Leak: Just want to say thank you and your family for helping the family of the young basbeball player who was homeless. I hope and pray that one day I am in a position to help those in need. Even though, I am not financial able to assist andyone right now, I do try to help when I can. Take care and thanks agin for your acts of...
When Spencer Leak Jr heard about Jaheim Benton's story-a Jackie Robinson West Little League champions player that was a superstar on the field, but had no place to leave, he decided to give them a great gift-a year's worth of rent paid for Jaheim's family.
Following the loss of a loved one and experiencing their funeral service, it’s common to feel one journey has come to an end and a new one has begun. People often ask themselves lots of what if questions, pondering the possibility that if they had done something differently or better, they would not have lost their loved one. Coping with these feelings of guilt are not easy, but the following tips should help you during your healing process.
Take Time For Yourself
The feelings of guilt can be profound after losing a loved one. With 20/20 hindsight, you may realize that you could have been a better person to the deceased. Simmering in feelings of guilt can be very draining, which is why it helps to take time away to decompress and recharge after the loss of a loved one. Consider leaving town for a vacation with your family or friends, whether it’s a week off or just a weekend.
Allow Yourself to Grieve
Like physical wounds, emotional wounds take time to heal. It’s a given that some days will be good, while others will be bad. Allow yourself to cry if you feel like it. If you don’t feel like talking, don’t answer your phone. During this time you may want to refrain from making serious or drastic decisions. This is a transition process that may take periods of alone time and time with loved ones. If the transition is unbearable for you, find a support group or therapist that can help.
Be a Caregiver to Yourself
Self-care is easy to neglect when you’re feeling blameworthy. But this is the most important time to be kind to yourself. Do not repeatedly ask yourself what could have or should have happened, because this will only increase your guilt.
At Leak & Sons Funeral Homes, we offer a wide variety of funeral memorial services in Chicago that can help you say goodbye to your loved one. To learn more about our custom funeral services and cremation services, call us at (877) 265-0352 or visit our website.
Attending a funeral is an emotional experience. As you mentally and emotionally prepare for the funeral, don’t forget about how you look. While there are no strict dress codes for funerals, it is best to dress conservatively and look your best. The black suit/white shirt combo is classic, but a button-down shirt and clean dress pants and shoes is also appropriate. For more tips on how to dress for a funeral, watch this short video clip.
If you are looking for a funeral home in Chicago, contact Leak and Sons Funeral Homes. We are a full-service funeral home, and we provide traditional funeral and cremation services in addition to custom services. To learn how we can help you plan a fitting farewell to your loved one, call us at (877) 265-0352. We also offer pre-planning funeral services to help ease the emotional and financial stress on your family when you die.