many times have you tried to imagine what life would be like without a
significant person in your life? We all do it. We think about how we
will react and what we might do to carry on. When you lose a friend or
family member you can spiral into the grieving cycle. An unexpected
death in the family can be a devastating tragedy. What can you do to
your loved one endured a long illness, you can prepare to some extent.
But, it can be painful and heartbreaking, even if you think you are
prepared. How can you possibly prepare yourself for that kind of loss?
Where can you turn?
people turn to their faith to get them through a tough time. Your
church or place of worship can offer sympathy in a variety of ways. If
you are plugged in to a church that has programs that support loss, they
can offer relief from tragic moments in life. Some churches offer
services such as sympathy gift baskets filled
with books and food for the hurting. Some offer counseling, others
offer meal delivery. All can help you through a rough patch in life. The
emotions can be intensified if you suddenly lose someone in an accident
or some other tragic event when you never even had the chance to say
goodbye. You can go into shock and not know where to turn. You also have
so many things to do during this time of grieving. You must prepare
for the wake or memorial service and the funeral, along with getting the
word out to friends and relatives. You need someone in your life that
can help you take care of everything. Someone willing to show sympathy
like giving you sympathy gifts that can help ease the hole in your heart.
after the funeral or memorial service is when you need the most
support. Many people will send sympathy cards and gifts. Some people
will send angels to watch over you or memorial gifts like garden stones
or a personalized frame. All of these ideas can help the hurting person
deal with the grief of losing a loved one.
When you receive a gifts or gourmet gift baskets, you need to remember to send a thank you card or note.
everyone who helped you through a tough time is appreciated by many
people. It also gives you a chance to touch base with people who love
you. Don't forget your church or place of worship, your friends and
those who have brought meals or food to you.