Pet Memorial Ceremonies

Losing a beloved pet can turn your world upside down. The loss is so painful, and people don’t always understand. They try to help, but sometimes it adds to the hurt. Any great loss puts us in an “in between” state. We know how it was before – It was great! And we trust that some day it will be good again. But in the meantime, in the confusing “in between, it seems we can only access confusion, depression and anger. We feel alone, misunderstood, and perhaps even unable to cope. The pain may be something we’ve never experienced before.

Our society doesn’t really do “grieving.” Everyone is expected to be strong and get on with life. That’s not only unhealthy, it’s just sort of pathetic. It’s important to honor the memory of a lost loved one – including a beloved pet. It also natural to care for yourself and others who are grieving.

Having a memorial ceremony for your beloved pet provides a sense of closure that usually doesn’t happen. It provides a space for you and others feeling the loss to share memories, tears and laughs together. Finally a memorial ceremony gives you something to do – a way to announce your loss, a way to divide the grief between you and other family and friends. Like the old saying, “Grief shared is grief divided.”

I’ve lost beloved pets myself, and I’ve walked through that process with other people who started as strangers and ended up as friends. I can help you too, and I would be honored to do that. If that sounds like something you’d like to talk about, please contact me. I specialize in caring for hurting people.

Pastor Bill    (516) 242-3721

Pastor Bill serves families in the Greater New York area including Long Island (Nassau County and Suffolk County), Queens, Brooklyn, New York City (Manhattan), and Westchester County. If you’re thinking of using a Judge for your wedding, or a Justice of the Peace – or if you’re thinking of going to city hall for your wedding – or perhaps you’re working on a last minute wedding plan – in any case, Pastor Bill would love to speak with you. Pastor Bill is also available for families that have suffered the loss of a loved one and are planning a funeral.

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