Mexican culture is rich and vibrant, full of beautiful traditions, customs and flavors. Their history and faith brings a very special bond to their families, making saying goodbye to a loved one a difficult but meaningful moment.
Our Northwest Arkansas region is blessed to have Mexican influences that bring wonderful foods, crafts, values and so much more to our communities. And while you may be familiar with many of the Mexican traditions, you may not be as familiar with their burial and funeral customs.
Sometimes I just don't know what to say. I'm scared that, if I say the wrong thing, I will unintentionally upset someone that I care about. And I don't want to upset them.
But there is a fine line between not knowing what to say and simply shying away. However, did you know, that most bereaved people report that they would rather talk about their loved one than pretend that he or she never existed? Sometimes, from the outside looking in, we think that not saying anything will help ease the pain of remembrance. However, it does just the opposite- it makes them think their loved one has been forgotten. And no one wants their loved ones to be forgotten.
Did you know there is a whole list of things that your grieving friend or family member wishes you knew? Check out this top ten things that they wish you knew.