“The only cure for grief is to grieve. It is only in the hurting that we are healed.” James Miller, Invincible Summer
Who do you call after all the services and the children go home? How do children grieve while helping the parent left behind?
Losing a loved one can be devastating. After a significant loss, you may experience all kinds of difficult and surprising emotions, such as shock, anger, and guilt. Sometimes it may feel like the sadness will never let up. While these feelings can be frightening and overwhelming, they are normal reactions to loss. Accepting them as part of the grieving process and allowing yourself to feel what you feel is necessary for healing.
Grief is a natural response to death or loss. It’s the emotional suffering you feel when someone you love is taken away. Each year, 5–10% of the population experiences the loss of a close family member. The closer the relationship, the more intense the grief.
There is no right or wrong way to grieve — but there are healthy ways to cope with the pain. You can get through it! Grief that is expressed and experienced has a potential for healing that eventually can strengthen and enrich life.
It is through grief that we find time to reflect and gain the inner strength, which gives us the courage to continue our life’s journey even without our loved ones. Accepting support from family and friends will help you cope and is important in order to heal.
Celebrate Me Home has many resources for you to share your grief and support with others who are on the same journey. Whether you choose to share and talk about your loss or grieve from the comfort of your own home, we’ve assembled many resources to assist you in this process.
Grief care outreach
- Links to grief support websites and resources
- Access to group discussions online
“Life is eternal and love is immortal”
—Rossiter W. Raymond