Come to me, all you who are weary and burdened, and I will give you rest. Take my yoke upon you and learn from me, for I am gentle and humble in heart, and you will find rest for your souls. For my yoke is easy and my burden is light. (Matthew 11:25-30)
Grief can be lonely, unsettling and physically exhausting. If you’re experiencing grief, this page is designed to help. Please take advantage of the links to articles that will help to confirm your experience of grief and give you specific suggestions for how to cope. You are also welcome to contact the vicar of Saint Anna’s directly for further assistance.
Dr. Patricia Patti’s Journey through Grief is specific and provides a recommended reading list at the end of the article. http://www.drpatriciapitta.com/specialties/grief_bereavement.php
A week and a half before her death, Amy Krouse Rosenthal published the beautifully written and at times funny article You May Want to Marry My Husband, in the Style section of The New York Times on March 3, 2017. It may take a bit of courage, it could even be heart-wrenching but why not, why not take the time to write a love note to those closest to you? https://www.nytimes.com/2017/03/03/style/modern-love-you-may-want-to-marry-my-husband.html
Jason B. Rosenthal’s wife wrote a beautifully intentional love letter that inspires Mr. Rosenthal to ask the rest of us, What will you do with your intentional empty space, with your fresh start? See The Journey Through Loss and Grief for those who have experienced a loved one in at home hospice. https://www.ted.com/talks/jason_b_rosenthal_the_journey_through_loss_and_grief?language=en
"The Lord is close to the brokenhearted and saves those who are crushed in spirit." (Psalm 34:18)
"Cast all your anxiety on him because he cares for you." (1 Peter 5:7)
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." (Revelation 21:4)
It all started when…
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'Be still, and know that I am God’ (Psalm 46:10)