"A MOUrning moment" by Bob willis
Recognizing significant dates
It happened! The red lights start flashing, and the safety arms lowered to block traffic at the railroad crossing. Do you count the number of train cars that pass by? This train had 119 cars...lol.
I realize many people count something else due to a painful life experience. Do you count the number of days, weeks, months, or years since the death of your loved one?
It is very common for us to notice these moments in time.
Certain dates remind us of a very significant loss. I have met people who can tell you exactly how many days since the death...and that is OK.
Identifying dates and anniversaries are very common. But, I would like for you to consider using these times to honor the life that was lived. Of course we remember that they died, but we can use these dates to remind others that they also LIVED!
On these specific dates, gather willing family and friends to share memories of your loved one. Eat their favorite food, gather in a location that was special to them, wear their favorite color, share photos of them, or listen to their favorite music.
Spend time laughing and crying. Any remembrance of them is a reminder that they touched lives during their time on earth, celebrate their life!
Each day you can use a journal to write what you would say to them. Remember them, and write your memories to honor their life.
Bob Willis, author
"A Guide for Grievers"
"JESUS: The CRUCIFIED CAREGIVER"
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