Whether you have been asked to give a eulogy at funeral homes in Miami, FL, or your family wants you to provide some words of comfort at a memorial service, you know whatever you say will be very important to the healing process of everyone listening. IT can also help you heal yourself, but you need to be as prepared as possible to write something that is special and meaningful to as many people as possible.
One of the first things you might want to do is listen to or read some eulogies from others. You can find plenty of examples online, or the funeral home can provide you with some. That will give you an idea of the tone, length, and elements they generally include. There are lots of online resources and templates that can help you get a good started as well.
You will want to make sure that, above all else, the goodbye speech you give is highly personal. Include some stories, jokes, sayings, and other things that remind you of the person who passed on. There might be some listening that know those things about that person as well and they will relate to you. Even if you tell a story they have never heard before, it’s nice for them to get to know their loved one a bit more through you.
Don’t worry about speaking for too long. In fact, you will want to keep it short and to the point. Think about quality and not quantity. Even if you only talk for 5 minutes, you can say a lot in that time. Too many details can be confusing, and people don’t want to hear your loved one’s whole life story, but rather some comforting words and special memories from you.
You might want to practice the speech you plan to give in front of those close to you to see what they think. If you don’t feel comfortable doing that, you could at least say it out loud alone a few times, so you are comfortable with giving it yourself. The better you know what you are going to say, the easier it will come out when the time comes to give it in front of your family.
When you want to honor someone with a goodbye speech, it’s okay to take the written speech up with you. You may or may not use the words, but if you get nervous or emotional, they are there to help you.
If you need more advice on writing a goodbye to your loved one, contact the professionals at Ferdinand Funeral Homes & Crematory. As one of the funeral homes in Miami, FL, we help with final services of all different types. But we are also here to support you in honoring your loved one in special ways, like through a speech at their service. Call us at (305) 631-0001 for help or visit with our funeral director in person for some tips at 2546 SW 8th St Miami, FL 33135. We’re here for you.