The Healing Place Grief Retreat

The Healing Place Grief Retreat The Healing Place is a ministry for the ones healing from loss. A special awareness of the needs and hurt you now feel . How to heal after someone you loved has died .

Jer .29:11 The Healing Place is a grief recovery ministry . We minister to all walks of life and all faith back grounds .

Jer .29:11 The Healing Place is a grief recovery ministry . We minister to all walks of life and all faith back grounds .

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Grief isn’t pretty. It’s hard and it’s messy and it hurts. Grieving the death of a child can knock you to your feet and take your breath away. Every square inch of the body, mind, and soul screams in agony wanting only one thing — wanting the child back. This pain following child loss is normal. This pain is called grief.



I know you feel me with this one, right?
That moment a memory pops up and takes you right back to the day you said goodbye, or heard the news without a chance to say goodbye... sadly I have a few of those.

Grief does not follow a timeline, it doesn't slow down or disappear with time, in fact, at least for me, what it does is hibernates for a while, sometimes a long while, and then out of nowhere it hits me... and I am reminded.

This is grief... it is unpredictable and it doesn't follow any rules.
Honor your feelings, listen to your body and your heart when it is asking you to be gentle.

She Doesn't Deny Her Crazy

She Doesn't Deny Her Crazy

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20 Ways to Deal with Grief at Christmas
It’s important to acknowledge our feelings of grief and loss, especially in the early years of grief. (And for some, a lifetime)

Although there is not one right way to acknowledge your loss at Christmas, here are 20 ideas for incorporating your loved one’s memory into Christmas.

(And remember, above all, that these are ideas and not obligations.)

1. Decorate at the cemetery.

Wreaths, grave blankets, miniature Christmas trees set in pots, poinsettias and battery-powered lights-there are many ways to decorate in honor of your loved one.

2. Buy an ornament for the tree.

Every year we buy ornaments for our children. Since Silas died we’ve continued this tradition and every year we hang up his decorations.

3. Hang up their stocking.

4. Light a candle.

5. Donate to a charity in your loved one’s name.

Even better if the charity has a special connection to your loved one.

6. Go to a memorial service.

Grief centers or hospitals often hold holiday remembrance services.

7. Look through photo albums of past Christmases.

This is hard, but good.

8. Buy gifts for someone in need.

Since you don’t get the opportunity to buy gifts for your loved one, why not buy for a needy child?

9. Watch old videos.

Have the Kleenexes close by.

10. Sing or listen to their favorite Christmas carol.

11. Release a balloon with a note to your loved one.

12. Put up a decoration at home in honor of your loved one.

Buy a beautiful door wreath, a miniature tree, or an unusual decoration that will remind you of your loved one every time you see it.

13. Release a sky lantern.

Similar to the balloon release, but better for the evening hours when it is dark.

14. Tell stories about your loved one.

15. Read the Bible or your loved one’s favorite Bible story.

Unsure where to start? For verses that keep my eyes (and heart) on an eternal perspective, try 1 Thessalonians 4:13-18.

16. Put together a photo album of your loved one.

17. Buy small rocks for your loved one’s grave.

Every time someone visits, have them leave the rock on top of the tombstone. Leave a sharpie and have them add a message or memory to the rock.

18. Carry on a family tradition.

Is there a special recipe or holiday tradition at Christmas? Continue this tradition in honor of your loved one.

19. Write a letter to your loved one.

20. Do something you loved to do together.

Go out for ice cream. Play their favorite game. Do something that always made them smile.

How you handle your loved one’s memory is very personal. Be present for your loss in whatever form in may take and be gentle with yourself during the holidays. Above all, keep praying through your grief. Hang on to God’s promises.

Revelation 21:4 “He will wipe every tear from their eyes. There will be no more death or mourning or crying or pain, for the old order of things has passed away.”

Be sure to pick up a copy of my new book, Made for Hope: Discovering Unexpected Gifts in Brokenness. Through a story of loss and hope, we discover what God has to offer in the midst of our brokenness as we grasp to make it through a difficult season. It will give you hope this Christmas. Susan

The Healing Place Grief Retreat

The Healing Place Grief Retreat

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