Eulogy & Readings: What happens if I start to cry or can’t finish reading my mother’s Eulogy or a reading during the funeral service?

I will be right beside you, to support you.

I’ll have a copy of the Eulogy or reading (one reason why you need to be sure I have been given a copy of anything to be said or read); and I will be ready to help you read if needed, or to even step in and take over.

These tips will help you continue:

  • If you start to choke and find you cannot speak; pause & lift your chin, then take a slow deep breath.
    • when your chin is raised it closes the tear ducts and crying stops (hence the old expression of ‘chin-up’)
    • lifting your chin also opens your air-passage and you can take a deep breathe to regulate and control your breathing which oxygenates your blood stream and brain which serves to improve concentration and control
  • don’t worry about your pauses because pauses are a part of communication and everyone will understand or be moved by the moment
  • When ready, resume reading or speaking


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