Bereavement is such a tough and personal event in life. We will all lose people we love dearly. But some of those losses can be so painful it can feel like we just can’t move on. There are lots of different ways to mourn the passing of a loved one. Cultures all around the world have different ideas about how to manage the grieving process. I think it’s down to the individual to mourn in any way that helps them cope with such pain. If you’ve suffered the loss of a loved one, why not try some of these lovely ideas to help:
Photos of your loved ones help you feel like they are still close by. Even though your loved one will always be in your heart, seeing their face in a photo can help you feel less alone. Some people like to talk to the photo. This is quite common, and it can really help you overcome the huge loss. Loneliness, after someone has passed, is one of the hardest things to manage. It doesn’t hurt to have a photo of their face nearby.
Lockets are such lovely ideas that originated hundreds of years ago. Because the locket is worn on a necklace chain around your neck, it helps you keep your loved one close to your heart. Some lockets contain a photo of loved ones. Others contain a lock of hair. Lockets are used to keep loved ones close to you, both living and passed. They are like little, wearable keepsakes.
Of course, lots of people wear jewelry that reminds them of loved ones. It might be a gift that was given by them to you. Or it might be something they once wore. If you’re looking for something extra special to remind you of your loved one you could try a diamond made from ashes. The carbon in the ashes can be used to create a diamond that can then be set in a beautiful ring for you to wear. Some people even use them for wedding jewelry later on. It’s a wonderful way to keep your loved one close to you.
Regular memorials give you the chance to remember your loved one. You can gather the family and your friends each year on their birthday or the day they passed to remember that person together. You can say a few words about them. It’s a way to celebrate their life and celebrate the love that you had for them. Sometimes old photos will be shown or video clips. This helps you all remember the person that has passed on.
Losing a loved one is heartbreaking. You can feel like you’re all alone, even when you’re in a room full of people. It’s almost like there is a huge gap in your life, and that can last a long time. But if you can find ways to celebrate the life that is lost, the loss can be a little easier to handle. Having a keepsake or reminder of that person with you also provides a little comfort. There’s no replacement, but having something to remember them by can help bring a smile to your face once again.