I feel the best testimony we can give to our deceased loved ones is how we live our lives. Don't deny yourself life, because death teaches us that every day of life is precious and worth living to the fullest. We can actually grow by taking care of our own needs. You will heal, but only as you allow yourself to experience the full range of emotions as you journey through grief. Our loved ones are still and always will be part of us. They are the threads in our fabric and we can not lose their love.
Do not avoid talking about the deceased. Remember sometimes when a person dies, friends and family members avoid talking about the person, as if ignoring the absence will make it go away. It is important not to ignore the loss, but remember the loved one in some way.
Remember, focus on your loved one's life not the death. That can make a difference and it is okay to have a good time even though we have had a loss. Our love for the deceased is not measured by how much we grieve, but how we continue to live. Time itself does not heal. But time helps if we do our part by acknowledging our pain, encouraging ourselves to grow, and accepting our situation.
Do not isolate yourself. Be involved! You can not run away from it. Accept the invitations as much as you can, go to the things you feel you can enjoy. Take part in your faith, traditions, and church. Your faith can be a great comfort. Find someone who will walk hand in hand with you.
Must we say Good-bye?
must we say good-bye right now?
hard to understand why He took you from here.
you will look down with the greatest of pride,
you hear my thoughts and know of my fears?
Day You Became an Angel
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