GRIEF SUPPORT MESSAGE & MEETINGS
GRIEF SUPPORT MESSAGE
Good Morning, everyone. I am starting my day with a cup of coffee, Gracie (my dog) on my lap and thoughts of gratitude. This is my favorite way to start my day. What is yours?
We are continuing our Grief Support sessions with another five week session starting Sunday, June 6th. Plan on going out to eat afterward. These sessions are set up for social distancing (or not),
whichever is your preference.
You still need to register by calling me at 817-713-9372, although we are no longer limiting how many can attend. Hopefully, in time, registration will not be necessary.
How can you help yourself heal when your husband or wife dies? Acknowledge your loss. Few events in life are as painful as this death. You may be uncertain you will survive this overwhelming loss. Allow
yourself to mourn. Your companion, the person you shared your life with, has died. It is appropriate that you are not sure of who you are, and you feel confused because you have lost a part of yourself, so feeling disoriented is natural. Recognize your grief is unique. No one else had the same relationship you had with your spouse. Talk out your thoughts and feelings. Express your grief openly. When you
share your grief outside yourself, healing occurs. Doing so does not mean you are losing control or going “crazy.” It is normal. Expect to feel a multitude of emotions. This death affects your head, heart, and spirit so you may experience a variety of emotions. As strange as it seems, they are normal and healthy. WPS understands your feelings and will allow you to talk about them in a safe place. Be tolerant of your physical and emotional limits. Take your time with your spouse’s personal belongings. You and only you can decide this. Be compassionate with yourself during holidays, anniversaries, and special occasions. Some days are more difficult to go through by yourself. Treasure your memories. A moment becomes special when it becomes a memory. Embrace your spirituality. If faith is part of your life, express it in ways that seem appropriate to you.
You do not get over grief, you live with it as you choose to go on living. The support you receive at our Grief Support sessions is from others who understand where you are emotionally because either they are there or have been there even though your grief is unique to you. Give us a try!
Outreach Chairman and Certified Grief Support Facilitator
GRIEF SUPPORT SCHEDULE 2021
All Support Meetings are 2:30 to 4:30 pm on
NOTE: There may be changes because of COVID-19 restrictions, so check this schedule and the Facebook page each month. Registration will be required until further notice. Attendance is limited to eight (8) persons per session (plus Facilitator and assistant). Social distancing and mask wearing will apply.
Following each session, those who wish to go meet at a nearby restaurant for dinner, which provides a good opportunity to get to know each other.
MAR 28; (SKIP APR 4), APR 11, 18, 25; MAY 2 : WPS Office (Office Suites bldg) : 2906 SE Loop 820 Suite A, Ft Worth 76140 : Facilitator: Coy Studer
JUN 6, 13, 20, 27; (SKIP JUL 4); JUL 11 : St. John Lutheran Church : 1218 E Debbie Ln, Mansfield 76063 : Facilitator: Phyllis Weisheit
JUL 18, 25; AUG 1, 8, 15 : Genesis Methodist Church (TBD): 7635 S Hulen St, Ft Worth 76133 : Facilitator: Ruth Turner
AUG 22, 29; (SKIP SEP 5), SEP 12, 19, 26 : Pleasantview Baptist Church : 4400 Pleasant View Dr, Arlington 76107 : Facilitator: Bill Jones
OCT 3, 10, 17, 24, 31 : University Christian Church (TBD): 2720 S University Dr, Ft Worth 76109 : Facilitator: Phyllis Weisheit
NOV 7: HOLIDAY GRIEF SUPPORT : University Christian Church (TBD): 2720 S University Dr, Ft Worth 76109
NOV 14: CANDLELIGHT REMEMBRANCE SERVICE - 3:00 PM : University Christian Church (TBD): 2720 S University Dr, Ft Worth