Personal Loss

I Do It For You

When someone you love passes away, it can feel like they have disappeared completely from your life and the world. This is how I felt when I lost my great Aunt Fay in 2011. Even though I was able to say goodbye, her death left a void in my heart that I can still feel… Continue reading I Do It For You

Bereavement, Guest Writers

Children Grieve Too

November is Children's Grief Awareness Month. Since 2003, Joel's Place for Children, a Cleveland-based 501(c)(3) non-profit, provides grief support to school-aged children and their families who have experienced the death of someone special in their lives. Children and teens across the world are experiencing grief in ways that are more complicated and often more traumatic… Continue reading Children Grieve Too

Bereavement

Guilt & Grief: Feeling Okay after Losing a Loved One

Losing someone close to you presents a variety of emotions. Sadness, anger, or simply feeling numb are some responses; but the possible reactions are endless. Since each person has a very unique relationship with the deceased, it makes sense that their reactions will be equally unique.  It’s important to realize that you are not obligated… Continue reading Guilt & Grief: Feeling Okay after Losing a Loved One

Bereavement

3 Steps to Renewal: Reconnecting with Friends After Losing a Loved one

Grief is an experience unlike any other. It changes the very foundation of who you are and how you interact with others. Especially during the early stages of grief, it’s hard to find a new normal, and the comfortable habits and relationships that you once knew may be completely different. During this time, it’s common… Continue reading 3 Steps to Renewal: Reconnecting with Friends After Losing a Loved one

Bereavement

He Makes All Things New

“And I heard a loud voice from the throne saying, ‘Look! God’s dwelling place is now among the people, and he will dwell with them. They will be his people, and God himself will be with them and be their God. He will wipe every tear from their eyes. There will be no more death… Continue reading He Makes All Things New