Afterword helps families find meaning after losing someone.
When Effie's dad died, she was quickly met with the prescribed and routine version of a service that didn’t represent the person she loved. Since then, she has spent every important anniversary, birthday, and occasion seeking out celebrations that feel more like him and helping other families plan a more personal way to grieve.
Effie’s Memorial Moment: Dinner at Cafe Polonez where she and her dad ate every week and then getting a scoop of his favorite chocolate ice cream, of course.
Zack said goodbye to his mentor one day at work. A few hours later, his mentor died suddenly. Zack then faced his own mortality while not knowing how to grieve, mourn, or remember his friend. From then on, he has sought to bring more meaning to his life by incorporating daily rituals that remind him of friends & family who’ve died.
Zack’s Memorial Moment: A cup of coffee (which he always swore he would never drink) with a sprinkle of cinnamon, just how his mentor liked it.