"A Mourning Moment" By BOB WIllis
Describe Your Loved One
When leading a grief support group, or when visiting with someone who has experienced the death of a loved one...there is a question I often ask. "How would you describe your loved one to someone who never met them? What words would you use to describe their character and personality?"
This provides the opportunity for them to express the most prominent and special features they can recall. Their responses may vary from "loving", "caring", "giving", "hones...t", and "Godly"...to responses such as "the life of a party", and "a jokester".
Regardless of the responses, the descriptions provide an opportunity for family members to talk about their loved one. There may be laughter and tears during this time, both are normal and acceptable.
How would you describe your loved one? What words come to mind that describe their character and personality? Because everyone grieves differently, each person had a different relationship from which to draw memories. So different responses are expected.
Also, consider this...someday YOUR loved ones may be asked to describe YOUR character or personality! Are you giving them the right impression?
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