It has been almost 12 years since my husband, Jack’s, death and I miss him! I no longer think of him as often as I used to, but his death and the void it created is and always will be with me.
The bond I share with my husband is mine for as long as I live, for his gift to me were five wonderful children, lots of grandchildren and great-grandchildren along with many cherished memories.
Memories and stories evoke pain sometimes, but facing the pain and crying the tears are ways to preserve the bond that really never dies, and can indeed continue to bring us joy.
I am the facilitator for the Bereavement and Family Support Group in Crosslake. If not for starting this group with a very good friend, I know that I would not have had the courage and knowledge to write this letter.
A support group shows all of us how to cope with our losses and express our emotions. The grieving person needs to talk about what happened in his or her life. Telling it and telling it again takes away some of the pain.
We are there for you! Ecumenical meetings are held at 4 p.m. the third Thursday of every month at Immaculate Heart Church, Crosslake.