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Bereavement Newsletter June 2023

Posted on May 22, 2023

I just now looked a head at the weather forecast for the week. It promises to be warm and sunny on the outside, but I know that all of you are not feeling its warmth on the inside. Because it may be stormy in your present circumstances, you may have to dig deep to find some hope of sunshine. But without hope, our spirit withers and dies! I am here to remind you that there is also hope in the stormy season of grief. The following sums it up for us:

The Hidden Power of the Heart

When the heart is enlivened again, it feels like the sun coming out after a week of rainy days. There is hope in the heart that chases the clouds away. Hope is a brighter heart frequency and as you begin to reconnect with your heart, hope is waiting to show you new possibilities and arrest the downward spiral of grief and loneliness. It becomes a matter of how soon you want the sun to shine. Listening to the still, small voice in your heart will make hope into a reality.

~Sara Paddison

I particularly like the line that says: “It becomes a matter of how soon you want the sun to shine.” We do have control over much of it. I pray that you will listen to the small voice in your heart as you move towards healing. And remember, we are here to help.

June Events:

June 8 – “Lunch Bunch” at Mr. Lee’s at 12 Noon. Come share lunch with others who have suffered a loss, and make a new friend.

June 13 – ***The support group that meets at the Barnesville Library Annex at 12 Noon will be meeting at the Barnesville Park In June, July, and August due to conflicts with scheduling of summer reading program.

June 19-21 – Kids Kamp at Deerassic Park from 10AM – 2PM each day. Kids ages 6-12 who have suffered a loss are encouraged to attend. Cost for the kamp is free. Call Terri for more info.

June 22 – Breakfast support group at Patty’s Place in Belle Valley at 9AM

June 28 – Coffee with Chris Dyer (Men Only) at Wheeling Ave McDonalds at 9AM

I pray God’s blessings on you as you continue to “reconnect with your heart”.

Terri Wootton LISW, ACHP-SW, Bereavement Coordinator