Resilient is what we must always strive for. It will be our guiding light as we move through this journey!!! For understanding, I will use the definition from Webster’s dictionary of resilient as able to withstand or recover from difficult conditions.
Hello all and welcome to my monthly blog Resilient. My plan is to provide a few words and maybe some ideas for the recently bereaved. If your loss has occurred in the past perhaps you may still find some words of comfort or support here.
So, here we are in the holiday season of – the most wonderful time of the year- during a global pandemic with racial unrest and you have lost a loved one. You find yourself unable to even have the traditional funeral service surrounded by family and friends. I know you want to scream, but you can’t because so many others are looking for you to guide them. Here is an idea that I have personally done. If you live in a house,go down into the basement and just scream your head off. Literally, just make sure the windows are all closed. Even better if no one else is home. Believe me it works. The stress levels decrease and perhaps some tears flow as well. If you don’t live in a house, maybe use your car for the purpose of privacy. Of course, drive someplace safe to let it all hang out.
You must find some form of self care to soothe yourself since you are very important to so many others that love and cherish you. It would be wise to just keep putting one foot in front of the other until you get where you want to be.
Don’t create limitations for ourselves, our deceased loved ones would be sad.
Yvonne of Illinois Casket Company