“Hi Steve…and Amy,
I felt I must drop you both a line to extend a huge thank you from me and the family for your care, sympathy and professionalism from start to finish and…I have to say, afterwards too – thank you for the beautiful card!
When we met you Steve, we made it clear that we wished to have a service that was not only uplifting, but a real celebration of mum's life! We were aware that this label had been given to many services we had been to before and that they had been everything but.
Mum’s service was a celebration of memories, music, dancing, photos, gestures, laughs and jokes. It was truly special, and we have you to thank for that. Your enthusiasm gave us the permission to celebrate mum in the way that she would have wished. Given her longevity, many will have expected something a little more traditional, but of course, that wouldn’t have been appropriate, as you well know.
I have no other words other than to say simply, thank you.”
When we celebrate the life of a loved one, we’re looking back at the life they lived. It’s also appropriate to look forward and give thanks that they are freed from the pains and worries of this world. And we also anticipate the privilege it will be to meet them again. It is in this spirit that a true celebration of life is formed. If we're going to use the word, 'celebrate' then it really must live up to it's name.
to acknowledge (a significant or joyous event) with a social gathering or activity.