"Family and friends often believe that recognizing important anniversaries after the memorial will bring back hurtful memories, or in some way inflict pain on the person grieving. This is not true! We need to all acknowledge that while a loved one may be gone, they have never left the heart and mind of those who loved them. Read moreHide more
Remembering their presence ? at birthdays, one year anniversaries, Christmas, Thanksgiving ...brings comfort to those grieving, not more grief. The harshest reality is when we, as friends and family, stop speaking and remembering the departed, for then we are burying them again."
- Nancy Hamlin, Grief Counselor/Teacher