How to Write a Eulogy for a Mother

Monday, March 8, 2021

Life and death go hand in hand as there is never one without the other. Everyone will lose someone important to them, so it is also important to know how to write about a loved one when the time comes.

And the loss of a loved one, especially a mother, can be difficult. If you are responsible for writing the eulogy for a mother, you may not know where to start.

How to Start a Eulogy for a Mother

A good place to begin when trying to write a good eulogy is to reflect on who you are writing about. A mother's funeral is not just to recognize the loss but to celebrate this person who gave life and love to others. 

You may go back through photo albums or search your memories for a meaningful experience that may be valuable to share or help you begin writing the eulogy. It can help to go chronologically or focus on a few events. But most important is to find moments that help you started writing, and you can always rearrange or rework it later.

Stay Positive

Losing a mother is hard, and writing a eulogy can feel challenging no matter the relationship. Even if you are writing a eulogy for your mother's funeral or for a celebration of life, try to focus on the positive experiences and memories. This can help lighten the moment and also your writing process. 

An Authentic Eulogy

While it can be helpful to look up examples online or get advice from others, often the best eulogy writing comes from the heart. Speak words that are true to you and your own experience and it will translate to others. Do not worry about emotion coming out or needing to take your time.

It also doesn't need to be a completely formal speech. If you are more comfortable drafting a poem or a song, that could be just as welcome and appreciated. Make sure that when you write a eulogy for your mother it be something you want to share and something you want to say.

Keep It Simple

You may feel stressed about writing a good eulogy and also performing it, but it doesn't need to be perfect. It isn't for a grade and you can write it however you feel it works best. There are no hard and fast rules on how to write a eulogy, so try not to overthink the process.

There are a lot of parts in a funeral to plan for, and this shouldn't be a complicated speech taking you away from the moment. If you remain mindful and in the moment. Your feelings are sure to come across and be appreciated by others.

A Celebration

There is no reason why a eulogy for a mother can't also be a celebration of her life and accomplishments. We are not on this earth forever, so being able to share the good memories with others and bond over those can bring joy in a moment of sadness.

If this was helpful for you in beginning the writing process, you can find more good information to help you prepare for this time click here.

Since 1905, families in the Greater Pottstown area have turned to the independent, family-owned Schumacher and Benner Funeral Home & Crematory to meet their funeral needs with professionalism and sensitivity.  

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