Wednesday, March 3, 2010

Grief Support Group

I joined a Grief Support Group.

... and found myself surrounded by people who totally get it.

Which is not at all strange, as each of them has someone very dear to them who is not sharing this life of ours any more.

Each of us has chances to tell our story, and to talk about our dear one. We are encouraged to talk about what we are feeling, share "ah-HA!" moments, and tell how hard the holidays, and anniversaries, were, and what changes or accommodations our friends and family have made.

At the last meeting in each series, the group members bring photos of their dear one, and pass the photos around the circle while we talk.

In addition to pictures, I brought an audio snippet of Margret's voice, and her giggle.
Here, I'll let you listen, too. Clicky


Hester (aka Wyrd Syster) said...

Cool audio! That's so sweet :)

Merle said...

Margret had such a happy giggle... always makes me smile too.

Ann of the Incredible Gift said...

Thanks, Merle.

I put her giggle on a CD for 'picture day' at the support group, and the facilitator played it for everyone to hear. Twice!

connie said...

I'm going to have to find a group, too.