How do you honor the dead when you’re not allowed to gather?

My mom died last weekend. It wasn’t totally unexpected, but it was still a shock when it happened. She didn’t die from Coronavirus, but the process of making arrangements with the mortuary was definitely affected by restrictions related to the pandemic.

We live in Minnesota, which, relatively speaking, hasn’t been hit hard by the virus (yet). Governor Tim Walz has a stay-at-home order in place until May 18, 2020. Obviously mortuary services are considered an “essential business”, but there are extra restrictions in place for them, namely that no more than ten people can gather at a time.

My mom…

Marna Schaub

Former social worker, wife, mother of two. I love to read and write about issues related to mental health, personal growth, and relationships.

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