• A Letter to Grieving Mothers

    Dear grieving mothers,   It’s not supposed to be this way. This is not the life you dreamed of, hoped for, or expected. Parents aren’t supposed to bury their children; parents are supposed to die first. That’s the natural order of things.   What you’ve experienced is unnatural. It feels wrong because it is wrong. […]

  • To Post or Not to Post After a Loved One’s Death

    In today’s day and age, it can be difficult to navigate the unwritten rules of social media. And when it comes to sharing news about the death of a loved one, these waters become extra murky. Should you post about the death? If so, when? What details are appropriate to include – and leave out? […]

  • Celebrating Valentine’s Day After Losing Your Partner

    Holidays often trigger intense emotions in the hearts of those who have lost someone special. Valentine’s Day is no exception, especially for Texans who have experienced the death of a spouse or romantic partner. Whether the romance lasted 5 years or 50, this day can feel like a shock to the system. Our dedicated staff at Lake Ridge […]

  • How to Honor a Loved One During the Holiday Season

    At Lake Ridge Chapel & Memorial Designers, we’ve been helping our neighbors in southwest Lubbock navigate the difficult emotions associated with losing a loved one for more than a century.   Over and over again, we’ve witnessed firsthand just how heartbreaking and devastating the aftermath of losing a loved one can be — and we […]

  • 4 Ways to Practice Self-Care While Grieving

    After the loss of a loved one, grief can come about in ways you didn’t expect. Our care team at Lake Ridge Chapel & Memorial Designers recognizes that each grief journey is different, and it is important not to compare your experience with grief to others. However, one common aspect of grief is the necessity […]

  • Tips for Writing a Meaningful Obituary

    American playwright and novelist Thornton Wilder once said, “The highest tribute to the dead is not grief but gratitude.” To be sure, grief is inescapable, and a part of the normal human experience after a death occurs. But one way we can express our gratitude to our loved ones is through preparing a farewell that […]

  • Special Ways to Remember Loved Ones on Thanksgiving

    The holidays, especially family-focused celebrations like Thanksgiving, are some of the toughest times of the year if you’re grieving the death of a loved one. Meaningful traditions coupled with time spent with family and friends can bring back memories of that special person who’s no longer with you.   At  Lake Ridge Chapel & Memorial […]

  • How to Help a Grieving Loved One

    Here at Lake Ridge, we know grief hits every person differently. It can manifest itself in anger, isolation, depression, and many other unexpected emotions. As you support someone who has lost a loved one, it is important to know how to help them during this difficult time.   When you try to console a friend […]