Every so often, I meet people whose lives and callings are developed profoundly. Such has been developed in the people who are behind the Lind Family Funeral Services.
When people think of funerals it’s associated with death, yet the ground my family walked with them was life-giving. This family extends their calling into every detail from those that are seemingly small to those with utmost importance. As you’re grieving the loss of a loved one it’s normal to be all-consumed with grief. Within their inviting and aesthetically refined atmosphere, they allowed my family room to grieve. With skillful precision, we were fully assured they would consider every detail thoughtfully and carefully as we said goodbye to my mother. They took care of her body, she looked beautiful as we said our final goodbyes.
As our hearts were aching, Curt possessed rare insight and discernment. He asked sacred and important questions. He provided counsel with tangible ways to move forward as a calm, real, stable, sensitive, and inquisitive presence. He sought to understand, drew our our hearts and represented our wishes. As we made plans, it felt more like a counseling session and less like a business meeting. Funerals are loaded with details: casket/cremation, writing the obituary, how to address the nature of the death at the service, burial site, legal documents...The planning was structured with broad space and freedom to ask questions we were afraid to ask, but it couldn’t have felt more safe to ask them.
Multiple people in my family felt more connected to them in a few days than to people we’ve known for 20 years. In our modern age obsessed with immediacy, the way the Lind Family led my family through my mother’s death was a rare, formative and sacred journey. They gripped my heart. I will never forget them.