What is Grief?
Grief is an overwhelming feeling of loss, manifested in physical, emotional, spiritual, and behavioral pain. It is not a sign of weakness or lack of faith. It is personal; we all grieve differently and no two grief experiences are the same. Your heart is broken. You will have feelings of anger, fear, confusion, frustration, love, loneliness, anxiety, and guilt. You are not going crazy!
Many factors affect the grief journey such as our relationship to the deceased, the manner in which the death occurred, age, and your own personal health. Know yourself. There will be times when you need to reach out to others and ask for help and time when you may need to pull inward for a short period. Share your story; pain shared is pain diminished. Be willing to ask for help and, more importantly, accept help when offered.
Though grief is intensely painful, the good news is that you will heal; with hard work and help from a caring and supportive community, you can move from pain to peace. If grief becomes unbearable, however, it may be time to seek the help of a professional.
Contact the staff at Bruzek Funeral Home for help in finding the resource that will be most beneficial at this difficult time.