Holidays like New Year’s Day are significant as they are familiar indicators of time and reflections of memories past.
They contain warm glimpses of good times shared with friends and family. They remind us without question how our lives have changed.
While nothing is the same after losing a loved one, hope and healing can be attained by going through the grief process.
One does not just “recover”, instead you learn to accept your new reality and to incorporate their absence and memories into your life. You create a place for them inside of you.
Grief represents the completion of a close connection. It is a time of reflection, pain, anger, despair, confusion then re-adjustment, acceptance, giving, healing and finally hope. If you are facing profound sadness over the death of a loved one, make a New Year’s resolution to face the grief, work through the pain so that you can experience hope.
The Hope and Healing Place is here to assist you as your embark upon your healing journey. New bereavement support groups are starting in January, please follow the link below for more information.