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That Helpless Feeling

That Helpless Feeling

An earthquake brought home with a bang just how helpless we are when the forces of nature are visited upon us. Hurricanes, blizzards, floods … all forces over which man can rarely exert control. Perhaps control consists of running away from an approaching storm,...
Preparing for the Holidays

Preparing for the Holidays

“When we are in the midst of grief, the last thing we may want to think about is the holidays. We may have little desire to participate. We may simply refuse to make plans, wishing the holidays would quickly, if not painlessly, pass.” The holidays are tough when we...
Lights

Lights

The holidays are a time of many lights, yet the holidays may also be the darkest days for people who are grieving. Although it may seem that everyone else is happy and light-hearted during the holiday season, we know that many people are not only grieving the death of...
Holiday Hints

Holiday Hints

A few ideas for getting through the holidays more easily. It is a difficult time for anyone who has lived through a life change. Perhaps these hints will make the holiday blues a little easier to deal with. DO SOMETHING FOR YOURSELF – get as much rest as you can and...

Holiday Tips

“Be kind and patient with yourself and others – compromise.” “Be honest in what you expect to be able to do.” “As you become aware of your needs, tell family members and friends.” “Consider changing traditional routines.” “Hold on to your pocketbook and charge...

POSTPONED – Luncheon, Bunco, and Auction

This event has been rescheduled for Feb, 27th, 2016. More info here! Due to low attendance and a number of other previous scheduled activities, the board has decided to postpone our Luncheon, Bunco, and Auction scheduled for Saturday, September 26th, 2015.  We will...

I wish you gentle days and quiet nights. I wish you memories to keep you strong. I wish you time to smile and time for a song. And then I wish you friends to give you love, when you are hurt and lost and life is blind. I wish you friends and love and peace of mind.

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Hope is not an easy word for grievers but we, more than most others, need to understand what hope can mean for us.

Hope means finding the strength to live with grief.

Hope means nurturing with grace the joy of remembrance.

Hope means embracing with tenderness and pride our own life and the gifts left to us by those we have lost.

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For each grave here a soldier lies at his rest

For each prayer that is said today out of love

For each sigh of remembering someone who died

Let us also give thought to the mothers and fathers, the brothers and sisters, the friends and the lovers whom death left behind.

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“Wounds do not heal without time and attention. Yet, too many of us feel that we don’t have the right to take the time to heal from emotional and physical wounds.”

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