On November 7, 2011, my Dad passed away unexpectedly. During our time of bereavement, our family went through a range of emotions as we were dealing with life without him. The thing that amazed me about my family is the support we showed one another during our time of grief and even now as we are healing.
Growing up, my Mom and Dad were always there for us. Now with Dad gone, it is important that my siblings and I are there to support Mom as she continues to live a purposeful life. To help Mom deal with the loss of her husband and friend of 38 years, we are doing the following:
If you are dealing with the loss of a loved one, please make sure that you provide your Mom/Dad with love, time, and encouragement. More importantly, make sure that you do things together to create new, fond memories of each other. Celebrate life!