Losing your husband is a tragic event. To give a beautiful eulogy to your husband you should first learn how to write a eulogy for a husband. Writing a eulogy is one of the most difficult things that you will have to do in your life, especially when the eulogy is for your husband. It is an incredibly emotional process thinking of all of the fond memories you had with your husband and all of the attributes that made him a wonderful person. Taking these memories and putting them on paper in a well-word eulogy is not easy and hopefully the following article will help to make it less difficult.
It is important to remember that everyone at the funeral is there to pay his or her respects to your husband. They will be happy to hear your stories and loving memories of your husband and will not care how eloquently your speech is delivered. It is ok and understandable if you get emotional during the eulogy. Try not to worry too much about writing and delivering the eulogy. If you read the guide on how to write a eulogy for a husband below you will be well-prepared to write and deliver a heartfelt eulogy for your husband.
How To Write A Eulogy For A Husband
The first step towards writing a eulogy for your husband is to collect the information. What are your favorite memories of times spent with your husband? What are your thoughts of him as a person? What are lessons that he taught you? Next, think about your husband’s interests, hobbies, favorite activities, childhood, education, career, family and more. Write down everything that comes to mind because you do not need to use all of this information, but it is helpful to have too much to say than too little.
Now that you have collected a lot of memories, facts and stories about your husband it is time to organize the data. You should avoid jumping around to different places and time periods in the eulogy. Instead, you should organize the eulogy into chronological order. Another option is to organize the eulogy into the following sections: introduction, personal memories, your husband’s favorite things, how your husband influenced your life, how your husband influenced other people’s lives, how much you will miss your husband, conclusion.
You should write multiple versions of the eulogy before you have the perfect tribute to your husband. After you have organized the information you collected, turn it into properly constructed sentences and paragraphs. Do not be concerned with grammar errors or the length of the eulogy, simply write out all of the stories and other information you want included. Next, read through the eulogy and remove any information that isn’t necessary and correct any spelling and grammar errors. You will now have a final draft that you can share with friends and family. Ask them their opinion and consider any suggestions then write the final version of the eulogy.
You should practice reading the eulogy aloud several times. The more time that you spend practicing your speech, the better that your delivery will be. You may also want to have someone else read the eulogy to you. By listening to the eulogy you may pickup on some mistakes that you may have otherwise not noticed. It is important to remember that you do not need to memorize the eulogy word for word. It is perfectly all right to have the speech in front of you at the funeral to consult when needed.
Try to relax before delivering the eulogy. Remember that everyone is at the funeral to pay tribute to your husband. Everyone in attendance will appreciate any words that you speak about your husband and will understand how difficult it is for you to give the speech. They are there to celebrate his life and not critique your speech. When delivering the eulogy try to remember to speak slowly, breath and make eye contact with your audience. It is ok to be emotional and if you find yourself becoming overwhelmed with grief take a moment to pause, breath, take a sip of water, then continue.
Now that you have learned how to write a eulogy for a husband you should read the following sample eulogy for a husband. The sample eulogy will show you how a eulogy is written and will provide you with additional help writing your eulogy for your husband.
Sample Eulogy For A Husband
I would like to thank everyone for attending today to celebrate the life of my husband Fred. I know that many of you had to travel a long distance to be here today and if Fred were here today he would be incredibly appreciative to see all of you. Fred was an incredible man that no one can replace. It is going to be difficult to put into words how much he meant to me and how much I will miss him.
Fred was an incredible husband, father, grandfather, brother, friend, colleague and much more. Fred was born in Seattle, Washington and loved the Pacific Northwest. He had a passion for nature and loved to be outdoors whenever possible. Fred and I both loved boating and were only 25 years old when we bought our first powerboat. It was a small boat that didn’t always run well, but we loved it. We would take it out almost every weekend in the summer and enjoyed catching fish, prawns, crabs and other local seafood. It was always an adventure and we loved to explore our beautiful state. Over the years we purchased a number of different boats, each one bigger and fancier than the next, but my favorite boat will always be the first one that we bought together. It was nothing special, but it allowed us to spend so much time together and made our relationship so much stronger.
I am blessed to have met Fred and our 52 years of marriage were the happiest years of my life. We had three children, Mark, Adam and Jennifer. Fred loved our children more than life itself and would have done anything for them. He was an incredible father and my children were very close to him. They often asked him for advice and they always wanted to spend time with him. As a family I loved our summer boating trips we all took together and our annual trip to Palm Springs at Christmas. Fred loved to travel with our children and I appreciated his immense love for our family.
Fred was a very hard worker. His career was very important to him and he enjoyed his job. It was so nice that he found a career that he was so passionate about. Even though he spent a lot of hours working, he always made sure to take time for his family and was always there when needed. He also volunteered time every weekend helping at the Salmon Enhancement Foundation. Fred cared a lot for nature and wanted to do his best to help support the local fisheries.
Fred was well loved by his friends, colleagues and family. He was very generous and kind-hearted. Fred and I were meant to be together and I am so thankful that we met. I will never forget all of the wonderful times that Fred and I spent together. He was always there when I needed him and I knew I could count on him. Fred was the most supportive and loving husband and father and my family and I will miss him so much. His memory will live on in our hearts for as long as we live. Fred, you were the best husband anyone could have asked for and I love you so much.
Updated: June 19, 2012