suzanne Posted December 13, 2007 Report Share Posted December 13, 2007 I wonder if anyone else is having difficulty with Christmas cards. The ones I receive from ones who know my loss with only my name on them and the ones I receive from people who don't know about Will addressed to Mr and Mrs. Both are equally as painful I think. I found something I think would be helpful to enclose in cards if you so desire to send any. I can't quote the source. It may be from some of the archives here. I am just not certain where I found it. But it seems so appropriate for the way we all feel.My Dear Family and Friends,I have experienced a loss that that is devastating to me. It will take time, perhaps years, for me to work through the grief I am having because of this loss.I will cry more than usual for some time. My tears are not a sign of weakness or a lack of hope or faith. They are the symbols of the depth of my loss and the sign that I am recovering.I may become angry without there seeming to be a reason for it. My emotions are all heightened by the stress of grief. Please be forgiving if I seem irrational at times.I need your understanding and your presence more than anything else. If you don’t know what to say, just touch me or give me a hug to let me know you care. Please don’t wait for me to call you. I am often too tired to even think of reaching out for the help I need.Don’t allow me to withdraw from you. I need you more than ever during the next year.Pray for me only if your prayer is not an order for me to make you feel better. My faith is not an excuse from the process of grief.If you by chance, have had an experience of loss that seems anything like mine, please share it with me. You will not make me feel worse. This loss is the worst thing that could happen to me. But, I will get through it and I will live again. I will not always feel as I do now. I will laugh again.Thank you for caring about me. Your concern is a gift I will always treasure.Sincerely,Suzanne Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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