Summer is upon us. With that comes vacation. This may be a very difficult time for many bereaved parents, grandparents and siblings. Remembering with love and tears and wishing for what could/should have been. Many will avoid going back to places that are familiar, that sing with the melodies of family vacations. I know, I have avoided Disney for just that reason. My boys have not gone wakeboarding since their brother died 7 years ago. Hopefully, we will embrace the beauty of what we had and venture to safe places. Maybe somewhere new, where you can carry them with you in your heart. There is no right or wrong way to do summer or vacations. Trust that you know what is best for you. Trust that what is your truth today, very well may change tomorrow, next year or in five years. Follow your heart and whatever you do, take the love with you!
Here is our newsletter for July and August!
These Months are hard. Mother’s Day, Father’s Day, the blossoming of new life. Please be sure to take time to care for your heart. Take time to cherish the love remembered. Take time and honor your relationship with your child, grandchild or sibling. Please remember, You need not walk alone, we are here for you.
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Spring is arriving. It has been a very mild winter and hopefully for those of us who have difficulty with the change of seasons, this weather will help soften the pain. With Spring comes holidays and new life. For the newly bereaved, it can be a shock as we become emotional over holidays like St. Patricks Day and April Fools Day. We expect Easter and Passover to bring the tears, but I was totally unprepared for the wave of emotions that hit over the “silly” holidays. Often, these are the holidays which bring many memories depending on family traditions. April Fools was huge in my home. The best we can do, is recognize the days and our grief for what it is, to sit with it, honor it and remember that we have made it this far, we will survive yet another day.
Here is our TCF March April Newsletter.
Wishing you an abundance of peace and hope this season!