When you don’t have the words to speak, let the "symbol of loss" speak for you.
Wear it as long as you need to, they display to others that you may be in need of a bit of grace and support.
Honour – Respect – Remember and Grieve Together
It seems that there are a lot of people who really appreciate what we are doing.
Here are just a few of the responses we have been getting.
Out of the many we have received, here is one example each from a counselor, funeral director and most importantly, someone who is in the process of working through her loss.
Regarding losses – consider why each of us needs time to process loss, by the following example.
Lose your house keys, or car keys – a lifeless object – as to how that loss would affect your day. Every thought, decision, opinion, and action becomes engaged, until the loss is resolved.
Consider how much more intensified, with the loss of a loved one, for the need of a consensus to mourn; and to grieve together.
South Niagara Life Ministries – Martha Beroud
As I met with a family at the funeral home, it was apparent that the grandson, who was about 13 or 14 years old, had been quite close to his grandfather. His grandfather had passed away suddenly, and the grandson was quite devastated by the loss. I was able to give the boy a mourning bracelet with the ribbon symbols on it. Although it was your standard silicone bracelet, it was as if I had given him a solid gold bracelet. It’s hard to explain, but I saw the value in it right away, it was something for him to hold and to touch. He seemed shy, but his face lit up, he smirked and smiled a little, and put the bracelet on right away. I just knew how much it meant to him.
Bob Brook, Ashburnham Funeral Home
Following the loss of my son it almost immediately became apparent to me that our society does not know how to deal with someone who is grieving.
I just wanted to let you guys know that I received your package today!! I have to tell you that opening the package and seeing what was in there brought me the first moment of joy/happiness/ excitement that I have had in the last two months. I am excited now to start talking to others about what you are doing!
You have 100% accomplished your goal of helping people who are grieving! Thank you!!