Losing a child

After over 21 years, people always assume that nothing gets to me anymore.  This is simply not true.  The one thing that brings tears to my eyes and a knot in my stomach every time is when a parent loses thier child.  When I say this, I don't necessarily only mean from birth to age 12.  I mean any parent who loses their child.  Whether the child passed away in utero or they were 30 years old.  It goes against the natural order of the universe as we know it.  We are supposed to be buried (or cremated) by our children, not the other way around.  I cannot begin to fathom how painful the loss must be.  

One thing that makes our funeral home a little different is how we handle the inevitable pricing for funerals when a child passes away.  I've actually run into some issues with my views on this when I didn't own my own business.  I think it's wrong to make a profit on the death of a child.  I am not bashing funeral homes who do, don't get me wrong, I just don't feel right about charging anything other than the actual expenses for merchandise that I incur.  I'm a mother first and a Funeral Director second.  So I don't want to add any more burdens to an already devastated family.  

Anyway, this is my first blog post and I figured I would post what I was most passionate about in the funeral industry world.  I will be posting semi-regularly when I have something I think would help educate the Community more on who we are.  Thanks for reading.

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