A week ago, a friend of mine who attended a Funeral service, asked my uncle, “Why do you choose to be a Funeral Director even when it’s a sad profession?” After two or three days of pondering the inquiry and thinking why he wants to be a Funeral Director, my Uncle finally revealed some reasons that made him want to continue the profession and serve the people in the darkest hours.

  • Service:

Two or three years back, a child was giving her grandma’s commendation at the burial service home. She expressed that before she used to take rest at her grandma’s home, her grandma used to warm a cover, and as the child set out, the grandmother used to wrap the warm cover over her body. When the service was done and before the family covered the cover on the coffin, he received the cover that the family members had kept in the coffin and warmed the cover. When he handed the warm cover to the child, she couldn’t control her tears as now she hung it over her grandma. This was when he realized that being a Funeral Director is more than just a service, and he takes immense pride in it as it means being a parental figure.

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  • Perspective:

We attempt our best to preclude the obscurity from securing demise; we intentionally and unwittingly construct our everlasting hope, trusting that we will be able to live interminably with them. After that, passing. Sobbing. Our hope often comes tumbling down. In the torment, in the despondency, reflected in the eye drops, we see magnificence in the haziness. Our perspective towards the life changes and so is the view of a Funeral Director each time he conducts a service, withholds the secrets, stories, and mysteries of the death.

  • Affirmation:

As it said, “You simplified it in a easier way for me.” or, “Mother never looked so beautiful from the day she fought disease”, or “You all resemble family to us” implies a considerable measure to them. The warmth that comes from inside is something worth all the sadness. Knowing that what you’re doing is more important for the individual you’re doing it for.  What more can you ask for? I’ve once met a funeral director Singapore, who considers all the families that come for the service as of his own. That verbal insistence is a primary motivation behind their work.

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  • Constant Challenge:

Some person said, “It’s the ideal occupation for somebody with ADHD because there is constant change.” Constant change and consistent testing of patience are two things that come with the profession without asking. Whether a call at four a.m. or a particularly deplorable passing, this employment is continually pushing and (ideally) makes people into sophisticated and wise individuals for some reason.

  • Kisses:

From older ladies and kids. I meant, not kisses correctly. The warmth that comes from inside. Huge messy kisses from more seasoned women. Putting the humor besides, the way the families respond to you for offering a hand in their down times is something irreplaceable. You might not want to miss that at any cost.