Many businesses have Resources/Help pages on their websites. The content within these pages can prove to be invaluable, and this is especially the case within the funeral industry. On our Resources/Help page at eulogiesbyaubrey.com, we strive to provide sincere, quality guidance for those who are grieving a pertinent loss, or who otherwise need it the most. We are updating our page continuously, as well as checking to ensure that links are still viable. Feel free to let us know if you have a link or website that would be of help to our site visitors! We are happy to share it.
From depression help, to info on home funerals, to tips for speaking a eulogy, here are just a few of the helpful resources we have listed on our page:
12 Quotes for Strength in a Time of Loss or Grief
4 Tips for Successfully Speaking at a Funeral
Speaking at a Funeral: Public Speaking Tips
Grieving the Death of a Child
Delivering a Eulogy
10 Comforting Verses for the Person in Grief
Stages of Grief That Commonly Follow a Miscarriage
How to Write a Eulogy and Speak Like a Pro
Free Eulogy Template from Eulogies By Aubrey
Depression Help from The Recovery Village
To see the rest of our Resources/Help page, click here. For a more in-depth list of helpful resources, please see our blog post "Helpful Resources for Those Dealing with Loss."
When you're looking for the best of a particular service out there, it's only natural that you have some questions. A FAQ (frequently asked questions) page makes it faster for you as a consumer to get the answers you are looking for from a business. Here are some answered questions from Eulogies by Aubrey's FAQ page, which we hope sheds some light on how we do things.
FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS
How much do you charge for a eulogy, and are there any additional fees?
Eulogies by Aubrey charges a one-time fee of $125 for an approximately 1000-word eulogy. There are no additional fees and any revisions you require are included in this charge.
How long will it take for me to speak my eulogy?
Your finished eulogy will contain approximately 1000 words and should generally take between six and eight minutes to deliver. If you would prefer a longer or shorter eulogy, please let us know.
How long will it take for you to finish my eulogy?
We will work to complete your order and have it sent back to you within 24 hours. If you need it sooner or within a certain time frame, please let us know.
How will you get my completed eulogy to me?
We will send your eulogy to the email address that you provide us on the order form. We will send it as a message and also as an attachment so that you may print/correct/utilize it how you wish. If you do not receive your eulogy within 24 hours, please check your spam folder. It will be sent from firstname.lastname@example.org.
Can I see one of your writing samples?
Yes. Click here to be taken to our Examples page.
I have suffered the loss of a child. Are you still able to help?
Yes. Please note that the form on our Order page is generally for adult loss. If you have suffered miscarriage, infant or child loss, please let us know in a message here. We have a special eulogy order form for you that we will send to you.
I recently lost my pet and plan to hold a service in their memory. Would you be willing to write a eulogy for them?
We would be honored. Our pets are our family and losing any one of them would be the same as losing a family member. Let us know in a message here, and we will send you a separate order form.
I am not able to pay your fee right now, but I still need help with a eulogy. What can I do?
We are very aware that not everyone has the means to hire a professional writer to assist them with their eulogy, or even family or friends who are able to help. But we believe that every loved one who has passed on deserves a quality eulogy. So we offer anyone who needs it a free eulogy template. Click here for more information. If you have questions or are in need of further assistance, please do not hesitate to contact us.
In today’s post, I want to share with you something the Lord pointed out to me this week during my quiet time with Him.
Working in funeral service and death care, it’s very easy to get caught up in aspects of dying. It’s only natural to ponder these kinds of things when you’re constantly thinking about it at work. Because well, that’s what you do when it’s your job. But even when you are just writing about it, there comes a point when you have to pull yourself away from the work and refocus yourself. As Christians, death is not where we’re supposed to be mentally and emotionally. We’re supposed to be focused on life and bringing others to eternal life in Christ.
October is upon us once again. The leaves are beginning to change colors and fall from their branches. Squirrels are hunting for acorns to store up for the coming winter. The air is becoming more and more crisp, and there’s an unmistakably different feel to it…almost as if you can feel the process of the equinox. As beautiful as this time of the year is, I’m always in tune to the fact that it all represents the dying process. That inevitable evolution away from life - warmth, green everywhere, flowers, birds singing, eggs and cocoons- and into death - a chill in the air, dryness and decay, darkness, stillness and silence.
Most people say, “This time of year is so beautiful! Look at all the stunning colors! Pumpkin spice! Sweater weather! Cozy evenings by the fire! Yay!” Quotes abound to honor the season… “Autumn is a second spring, when every leaf is a flower.” (Albert Camus) That’s one of my favorites, actually ;) Don’t get me wrong, I am definitely one of those people who loves all of this! Fall is my favorite season, and I love all the coziness, creature comforts and family time that come with it. But the fact that everything is fading away, dying really, is always in the back of my mind. It can bother me if I think too much about it. Can you relate?
When it gets cold outside and the sun does not shine as long during the day as it does in summertime, it can have a real effect on people. Many people begin to suffer from seasonal affective disorder (SAD) about this time of year. It lasts on through winter and only begins to subside when spring breaks through. Maybe this is you. Maybe the anniversary of a pertinent loss is coming up, and this time of year you are always reminded of it. Maybe the death of a loved one is currently imminent, so the reality of it is very raw for you right now. Even if you’re simply struggling to see the beauty of life in the falling of the leaves, keep reading.
This week, God reminded me that even in fall - even in the midst of death - there is life.
In my meditation I was telling Him about what I just told you, how I love that He's blessed us with the beauty of fall and all the fun times and memory-making that comes with it. I told Him I loved it, but that it reminded me of death and dying, too. I told Him how it bothered me. I was visualizing a beautiful autumn wood as I was talking to Him and sharing my concerns. He guided my vision upwards toward a giant, golden tree. Leaves falling everywhere in a beautiful rain all around us, He told me (this is my interpretation): “The leaves on this tree may be dead and falling. But the tree itself is not dead, it’s very much alive. It has been alive longer than you can even comprehend. It’s roots run deep and it knows that in just a short time, life will spring forth from its branches once again.”
The tree itself is not dead.
Comfort swept over me as I processed what this meant. Yes, death is inevitable, just as is fall. We grow old, we may face a terminal illness, we experience the unexpected loss of family and friends. These earthly bodies will pass away, just as the leaves dry up and pass away from their tree. But the tree itself is not dead. As Christians, our bodies may be dead, but our souls remain very much alive thanks to the eternal life we have only in the eternal blood of Jesus. Because of Him, death has lost its sting. And one day, it will truly be no more! What a promise we have to look forward to.
I hope this realization blesses you as much as it has me. As you watch the colors change and the leaves fall away from their branches, I hope you see with new eyes the true beauty and message it has to share.
“Oh, the sweet life of a Christian that hath made peace with God! He is fit for all conditions: for life, for death, for everything.” Richard Sibbs
Happy Friday! Today we’re taking a look at the life, death, and famous grave of renowned guitarist James Marshall Hendrix, known the world over as Jimi Hendrix. He is described by the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame, and by his devoted fans, as “the greatest instrumentalist in the history of rock music.” Even in death, Jimi Hendrix continues to shine as one of the most influential performers of all time.
Jimi Hendrix was born Johnny Allen Hendrix in Seattle in 1942, and endured an unstable childhood. His family lived in poverty. His parents drank regularly and they struggled to properly care for their children; several of his siblings were sent to foster homes, and Jimi himself often stayed with his grandmother. When he was only 9, his parents divorced, and he went to live with his father.
Inspired to learn guitar by the famous musicians of his era, Jimi acquired his first instrument as a teenager. It was an acoustic and he loved it, but he soon realized that he would need an electric guitar if he was going to truly be heard while jamming with his friends on stage. The next year, his father bought him his first electric guitar, and the rest is history.
Jimi joined the Army in 1961, completed training as a paratrooper and was honorably discharged by 1963. After coming home, he began to pursue his interest in music full-force, and was eventually noticed and appreciated by Chas Chandler of The Animals fame. Chas helped him start up “The Jimi Hendrix Experience,” a band created with the purpose of promoting Jimi and his extraordinary talent on the guitar. The “Experience” helped to launch Jimi into worldwide fame, as more people came to recognize and remember his unique style of playing.
By 1969, the “Experience” had run it’s course. But Jimi Hendrix showed no signs of stopping. He was scheduled to headline a show at the much-anticipated Woodstock festival in New York in August of that year. One of the songs he played was his own version of the Star-Spangled Banner. With added technique to mimic the sounds of the Vietnam War, it proved to be the performance of a lifetime.
DRUG USE AND DEATH
Jimi had experimented with drugs for most of his adult life. But he wasn’t able to handle himself when his abuse of drugs was mixed with his penchant for alcohol. He was know to behave eradically and was especially prone to violence during these times. On September 18th, 1970, Jimi Hendrix died of barbiturate overdose while staying at Samarkand Hotel in London. It’s worth noting that the days and hours leading up to his death are disputed.
Jimi Hendrix was 27 years old when he died. 2020 will mark the 50th anniversary of his passing.
FINAL RESTING PLACE
Jimi was buried at Greenwood Memorial Park in his home state of Washington, where his mother is also interred. In 2002, his body was exhumed from its simple grave and re-interred under a cenotaph befitting of his legacy. Every year, thousands upon thousands of people visit his famous grave to pay their respects.
Jimi Hendrix's grave in Renton, Washington