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THOUGH HE BRINGS GRIEF, HE WILL SHOW COMPASSION, SO GREAT IS HIS UNFAILING LOVE. - LAMENTATIONS 3:32



The Lord is close to the brokenhearted and saves those who are crushed in spirit.

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Bereavement Support Groups

Started by Sara Huizenga. Last reply by Sara Huizenga Dec 11, 2012. 2 Replies

What Grieving Mothers Want for Mother's Day

Started by Sara Huizenga. Last reply by Sara Huizenga May 10, 2012. 1 Reply

Using Facebook to Grieve

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A Widow's 1st Year - Things You Need to Know to Survive

Started by Sara Huizenga. Last reply by Sara Huizenga Jul 8, 2011. 1 Reply

Why Won't Anyone Let Me Feel Sad?

Started by Sara Huizenga. Last reply by Sara Huizenga Jun 30, 2011. 7 Replies

I Need a Hug

Started by Sara Huizenga. Last reply by Christina Venita Quinton Jun 2, 2011. 4 Replies

The Center for Loss and this site has so much to help you!

Started by Gwen Johnson. Last reply by Christy Hotchkiss Feb 20, 2011. 4 Replies

What Was She Thinking?

Started by chelle. Last reply by Sara Huizenga Feb 19, 2011. 13 Replies

When a Child's Parent Dies

Started by Sara Huizenga. Last reply by Sara Huizenga Feb 18, 2011. 1 Reply

Are You Dreading the Death Date of a Loved One?

Started by Sara Huizenga. Last reply by Sara Huizenga Dec 27, 2010. 11 Replies

Grieving During Christmas

Started by Sara Huizenga. Last reply by Sara Huizenga Dec 25, 2010. 5 Replies

The Elephant in the Room

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November 21st

Started by Jesse 'Opie' Ross. Last reply by Sara Huizenga Nov 16, 2010. 12 Replies

Peace4 Members who are Grieving

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Comment by Sara Huizenga on December 30, 2010 at 1:39am

Thanks, Christina ... ;-)

xoxo

Comment by Christina Venita Quinton on December 28, 2010 at 11:46pm
Missing April, Your Roses are Beutifull! (((((Hugs 4 Casey King))))
Comment by Christina Venita Quinton on December 28, 2010 at 11:42pm
Awe Sara that Eskimoe proverb is sweet! :)
Comment by Sara Huizenga on December 3, 2010 at 3:19pm
“Perhaps they are not stars, but rather openings in heaven where the love of our lost ones pours through and shines down upon us to let us know they are happy.” Eskimo Proverb
Comment by Sara Huizenga on December 1, 2010 at 1:22pm
Memory is a way of holding onto the things you love, the things you are, the things you never want to lose. ~From the television show The Wonder Years
Comment by Sheila Joyce Gibbs on March 21, 2010 at 10:12pm
Dearest Casey:

This journey is truly one of the most difficult in my opinion...& no my dear, it doesn't get better, your heart will always ache for him...
I can only tell you what has been a priority for me & has become far more worthy than I ever expected...that's a personal walk with our Lord & Saviour...& that's it...! That is everything.

It's only 36 mos April 14th, since his departure to Glory...then our 6th wedding anniversary just 3 days following... My fear of tomorrow has been long gone...I live one day at a time, with all my trust in Christ alone...no one else, nothing else but Him.

Blessings to you & yours my dear...
blessings !
Comment by Casey King on March 21, 2010 at 8:45pm
Tomorrow is what should have been my seventh wedding anniversary. My husband wrote on the last Valentine's Day card that he gave me before he died "Things will get better, I promise" Two months later he died and his body was not found for eight weeks and things are not getting better. It will be a year in April and I feel like I'm standing still. Any suggestions would be appreciated. Thanks for letting me vent.
Comment by John Quinn on December 24, 2009 at 11:53am
How to Help a Grieving Loved One During the Holidays
Twelve Practical Tips for Saying, Doing the Right Things
From the National Hospice Foundation and the National Hospice and Palliative Care Organization

While many people look forward to yearly holiday traditions, gatherings with family and friends and the general good feelings associated with the season, some people dread the holidays. For those who have lost a loved one during the past year, the holidays may emphasize their grief.

The holidays, especially the first ones after losing a loved one, are especially difficult for people who are grieving. Often, friends and family members of those affected by a loss are unsure how to act or what to say to support their grieving loved one during the holidays.

Here are some suggestions:
Be supportive of the way the person chooses to handle the holidays. Some may wish to follow traditions; others may choose to change their rituals. Remember, there is no right way or wrong way to handle the holidays.
Offer to help the person with baking and/or cleaning. Both tasks can be overwhelming for one trying to deal with raw emotions.
Offer to help him or her decorate for the holidays.
Offer to help with holiday shopping or give your loved one catalogs or on-line shopping sites that may be helpful.
Invite the person to attend a religious service with you and your family.
Invite your loved one to your home for the holidays.
Help your loved one prepare and mail holiday cards.
Ask the person if he or she is interested in volunteering with you during the holiday season. Doing something for someone else, such as helping at soup kitchens or working with children, may help your loved one feel better about the holidays.
Donate a gift or money in memory of the person’s loved one. Remind the person that his or her special person is not forgotten.
Never tell someone that he or she should be “over it.” Instead, give the person hope that, eventually, he or she will enjoy the holidays again.
If he or she wants to talk about the deceased loved one or feelings associated with the loss, LISTEN. Active listening from friends is an important step to helping him or her heal. Don’t worry about being conversational…. just listen.
Remind the person you are thinking of him or her and the loved one who died. Cards, phone calls and visits are great ways to stay in touch.

In general, the best way to help those who are grieving during the holidays is to let them know you care. They need to be remembered, and they need to know their loved ones are remembered, too. Local hospice grief counselors emphasize that friends and family members should never be afraid of saying or doing the wrong thing, because making an effort and showing concern will be appreciated.

Many people are not aware that their community hospice is a valuable resource that can help people who are struggling with grief and loss. Hospices provide bereavement support to the families they serve and often offer services to other members of the community as well.

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More information about hospice and grief is available from NHPCO’s Caring Connections Web site, www.caringinfo.org or by calling the HelpLine at 1-800-658-8898.


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Comment by missingAprilWiss on August 20, 2009 at 12:25am



Here is a picture of my roses Hope you like them
Comment by missingAprilWiss on August 19, 2009 at 2:17am
I just wanted you all to know I lost a blood sister on 8-13-2009. He name wa Judy I had been taking her to dr. appt. and other places to.Dee
 

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