Dec 3, 2018
The Thanksgiving Day passing of Oprah Winfrey’s mother Vernita Lee is making many of us reflect on the experience of losing a loved one on our special day. When we lose a loved one on a birthday or holiday, the meaning of that day forever changes. It will come around every year, and while it may come with loving memories of those we love, it will bring with it also sadness, loss, and heartache.
Yet as far-fetched as it seems at the time of loss, those of us who have lost someone dear to us know that with time the grief gets easier to bear. The feelings of loss may never go away, but as we adjust to life without the physical presence of our loved one, we come to accept the new reality and learn to move forward with our lives as they are.
Join us for a discussion on what steps you can take now and in the future to survive the death of a loved one on a special day, the importance of forgiving and healing before our passing, and what we can do to make sure future holidays, birthdays, and special family occasions aren't marred by overwhelming grief.