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Well I have to share this with you because I’ve been grieving so much since July when my dad passed away.  I’ve never felt this lost or empty.  I’m not going to write much more because I don’t want to cry right now...but anyway... I loved him dearly and I am feeling grief I never even knew was possible.  

Until about 3 days ago I wanted nothing to do with the holidays.  I couldn’t even imagine having them here as usual or hanging decorations but guess what?  Some great news.. all of a sudden I decided I do want the holidays and I am going to.  I feel a cloud lifted and I didn’t think it would.  Does that mean I’m not going miss dad during the holidays - of course not, they’ll be in honor of him because he loved them so much and loved the times he spent here on the holidays.. okay going to cry so stopping now...

I just wanted to share so if you‘re grieving you know there is hope and it may start getting better soon.  


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      Brimstone1968 wrote Nov 10, 2011
    • I went to a session at our Hospice Center and it was dealing with grief during the holidays.  Some of the things shared were:

      1.  If your loved one enjoyed the holidays continue whatever tradition and that way their will be pleasant memories even though they will be missed.

      2.  If that person loved books, wreaths, whatever they loved purchase that item and donate it to a charity.  For me I will be donating books in my dad’s name as he was an avid reader.

      3.  At the dinner table or at the moment the gifts are open let each person mention something funny they remembered of that person.

      The session was very helpful.  You can contact your local hospice and see what they are offering for the balance of the year.

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      Marion Licchiello wrote Nov 10, 2011
    • Thank you so much! I appreciate you sharing that with me.

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