As an ER nurse I remember really thinking, I knew what real grief was. I had held the hands of the dying and comforted those left behind. I’d heard the desperate screams from mothers and soft wail from fathers as they stood holding their child, for the last moments. . . .
Grief was the deepest emotion I had ever seen and I thought I knew it well. It wasn’t until my children died that I knew what real grief FELT like, it was much different than what it looked like. How does it feel?
For years now I have felt no need to share publicly on what has most certainly brought the very most peace through my children’s deaths. My closest friends have heard bits and pieces but this part of my journey has not been something I’ve been willing to share. Until today.
Being in a big family has always been something I’ve loved, even though my siblings get on my nerves I will always love it!
But something I have a difficult time with (being the second oldest) is after Lauren (the oldest) passed away, people would say to me that I was going to have to step into her roll of being the oldest.
"... loss does not have to be a subject that is overlooked, silenced for fear of upsetting someone, or just thought about and not talked about. We need others to lift us up when things are hard. So don’t be afraid to ask those who've lost a loved one “How are you doing?” or “Can I talk with you or pray with you?” We mourn daily, and some days we just need a little more support to get through another day."
4 text messages you can send today in support of those journeying through loss.
Even when it seems like they don’t want to talk, an encouraging word from a supportive friend can change everything. You can’t always be there physically, especially now, but you can let them know you are thinking of them. These text message ideas will help you send something meaningful and encouraging.
Everyone grieves the loss of a loved one in different ways. When someone you care about is going through the bereavement process, you can feel helpless to do something supportive. At Weathered Raindrop, our whole goal is to provide people who are hurting and grieving a way to find some peace and joy while weathering the storm. There are some simple things that you can do to be there for a friend or family member experiencing a loss. We hope this advice is helpful!
Going through the loss of a loved one or a friend is difficult enough when you are an adult, but when that pain or grief is being experienced by a child, it can be truly heartbreaking. It may be the first time that a child has experienced something as painful as the reality of death, and they will be seeking comfort, guidance, and reassurance that they are not alone. If there is a child in your life that you believe would benefit from receiving a sympathy gift, then Weathered Raindrop would like to provide you with some ideas for how to show them you care.
When someone you love and care about is experiencing a loss and processing their grief, it can be difficult to know how to be supportive. If you have it on your heart to express sympathy for that person in your life that you know could use a loving gesture, consider how sympathy wind chimes from Weathered Raindrop could be the perfect gift for them. We’d like to go over five short reasons that we believe wind chimes can be a comfort to someone you love who is grieving. If you have any questions about our selection or in what ways our wind chimes can be customized, please do not hesitate to contact us right away! We’d love to help you create the perfect sympathy gift for the people you care about. That said, here are five reasons wind chimes are great sympathy gifts.