Grief Share is a friendly, caring group of people who will walk alongside you through one of life’s most difficult experiences. You don’t have to go through the grieving process alone. When a spouse dies, his/her partner loses so much more than just a spouse. Think about it. There are dozens of secondary roles that pass away along with their loved ones that cannot be easily replaced. A few are:
Lawn maintenance person
Financial Advisor/bill payer
Cook & meal planner
Someone to sit with
Errand Runner & shopper
Snow removal person
Your “team” has been dissolved, and there’s only one brain left. To complicate matters, the surviving spouse is often left with a reduced income and can’t always hire someone to perform those tasks. It’s often hard to ask others to help. So, if you know someone who has been widowed, be proactive. Ask for ways you can help them. Anticipate their needs and offer a willing hand. Helping others rewards the helper. You provide a blessing and are blessed in return.
If you or someone you know are experiencing grief, Grief Share might be for you. It’s a support group where you can share with others and learning coping strategies through videos, homework, and discussion. Please consider joining us. We have two groups, one for spouses only on the third Tuesday of each month at 2pm and one for ANYONE who is grieving loss on the second and fourth Wednesdays of the month from 5-7pm. For more information, contact Marsha Gaffin at firstname.lastname@example.org.
1st Christian Church also holds Grief Share sessions. They are staring on September 12th at 6:30pm in their Kitterman Room – Church office area behind the main chapel. This is offered as a hybrid with a zoom option or in person. Contact Gary Phillips at email@example.com for more information.