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Bereavement Newsletter December 2022

Posted on November 28, 2022

As you enter the last month of the year, you have already survived one major holiday of the season. I hope that as you focused on the true meaning of Thanksgiving, you were able to give thanks for something good in your life. But don’t stop now; for the Christmas holiday is upon us! Just as I encouraged you to look at the true meaning of Thanksgiving. I urge you to do something similar at Christmas. The author of this poem states her feelings beautifully!

First Christmas

It can’t possibly be Christmas without her being here. Yet the world is singing ’round me, joyful tidings and good cheer.

Though I try to put on armor and brave the sights and sounds, a few moments worth of shopping, and the tears are spilling down.

I pray for strength to do it, find a path through holidays, look for shortcuts, good ideas, and some directions through the maze.

Then I find at last the answer; I’ll include her symbolically. And the giving becomes perfect; her love’s flowing down, through me. Genesse Boudeau Gentry

Sometimes it only takes a new perspective to help us get through the toughest times. I pray you will allow your loved one to shine through you in some way this holiday season. We will be meeting together to remember our loved ones at the Holiday Memorial Service on December 6. We will light a candle in their honor/memory, sing a chorus or tow and share a good story with those around us.

Upcoming Events

December 6…Memorial Service 5:00 PM at Southgate Hotel in Cambridge

December 8…Lunch Bunch at Lee’s at Noon

December 13…Lunch Bunch at Barnesville Library Annex at Noon

December 22…Breakfast at Patty’s at 9:00 AM

I am available by phone or appointment. For more information on the above events, call 740-432-7440. Wishing you a blessed Christmas and a Happier New Year!

Terri Wootton MSW, LISW, ACHP-SW Bereavement Coordinator