My dad, Mike and I went to a seminar by Dr. Alan Wolfelt last evening. It was called, Healing Your Grieving Heart When Someone You Love Has Died.
The seminar was educational, timely and personally valuable. Here are recent photographs and some quotes from the presentation.
"The pain I feel now is the happiness I had before. That's the deal."
(The "misty moisty" day turned blue violet at sunset.)
“The difference between "grief" and "mourning":
Grief is the internal feelings of your loss.
Mourning is the external expressions of your grief.”
"In some ways, love and grief are very much alike. They both have the power to forever change our lives. Just as I surrender to love, I must surrender to my grief. Actually, doing well with your grief means becoming well acquainted with your pain." Alan Wolfelt
"Our grief journey has no one destination. We will not "get over" this grief, but instead become reconciled to it. The understanding that we don't have to be done is liberating. I will mourn this death for the rest of my life." Alan Wolfelt