During Valentine’s Day
For many of us, Cupid’s Arrow is leaving a different kind of mark on our hearts this Valentine’s Day. Of all the holidays, Valentine’s Day can be the most difficult when dealing with the grief from the loss of a loved one.
This year we would like to reach out to those who are dealing with loss due to the passing of their life’s partner or, sometimes just as difficult, loss due to divorce. Most of us have felt the sting of Valentine’s Day at least once in our lifetime. We realize that there was nothing anyone could say or do; it was simply a very difficult day.
This year, let’s just send a “hug” to someone in need.
Please join us on our Facebook Page as we share hugs this Valentine’s Day. For every hug you send, the recipient’s name will be entered into a drawing to receive a free “Hugs” necklace courtesy of Remember Me.
Even if your facebook friend doesn’t win the above “Hugging Heart” inspirational necklace, she will have received the free gift of a “hug” which will mean the world to her. This year, let’s replace Cupid’s Arrow with just a simple “hug” to let them know you care.
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While love is in the air and cupid’s arrow is in full swing, Valentine’s Day can be such a painful holiday for so many who are dealing with the grief of losing their spouse. It just doesn’t seem fair that so many are celebrating their love, while others are mourning their loss on this day, as well as many other holidays past and yet to come.
It is incredibly important to have a “plan” for Valentine’s Day. Keeping in mind that everyone grieves differently and handles loss in their own way, the following are just a few ideas to help make this day a bit more tolerable:
1. Plan to avoid restaurants and social gathering places that might make you feel uncomfortable or lonely. If it’s possible to get together with some friends or family members, try to spend your time at their home or yours.
2. Refocus your attention. Valentine’s Day is about love, and there are so many ways to express that love. Why not have a candlelight dinner with your kids. Just imagine the laughter that will evoke. Or if you have a dog, find a recipe for some pet friendly goodies and spoil your pet. Be creative. This will take your mind off of your feelings of loss.
3. Perhaps you would like to reflect on your loved one. There’s nothing wrong with that. Start a journal and write down your thoughts. Write about some special memories that you have from past Valentine’s Days together. Hold on to those treasured memories as they can bring you great comfort. This could be a special time of reflection for you.
If you have struggled in the past on Valentine’s Day, please feel free to share how you were able to cope… this could really help someone today.
Valentine’s Day is a wonderful day for most, but a very sad and lonely day for some. Take a moment and think of the people you know, and chances are, someone’s Valentine’s Day is not worth celebrating. Many hearts are recovering from broken relationships. Some are grieving the loss of a loved one who shared in the celebration of this day just a year ago. There are parents who routinely gave their child Valentine’s Day candy, only to wish they were here today to enjoy it.
This morning, I called my 91-year-old Grandmother. Last night, she returned home after being in the hospital due to a “mini stroke”. My Grandfather passed away many years ago, and I know this is a lonely day for her. On top of that, she is not feeling well, and is completely alone.
Grandma just sounded weary, and I assumed it was due to her illness. I instructed her to take it easy, and get some rest. She said, “Yes, I know. Everyone is telling me that. But, all I want to do is go to the Singles Valentine’s Day party at my church tonight”.
My grandmother is such an inspiration to me. Her husband passed away many years ago. She has been struggling with illness this past year. She still lives alone in her condo and drives to Walmart on a daily basis. And, yes, she wanted to go “party” tonight. In my opinion, her Valentine’s Day is NOT a day for celebration.
However, my Grandmother is celebrating. She entered the hospital on Friday night in an ambulance, unresponsive to all her the medical attention, and the prognosis was not good. Her entire church and family prayed consistently for her. Miraculously, she is HOME for Valentine’s Day!
When I concluded my conversation with my grandmother, she was so thankful and felt incredibly blessed to be living today. Her Valentine’s Day ended up being a cause for celebration.
I didn’t know that I needed it, but she sent me a “hug” today. An incredibly special “Valentine’s Day Hug”.
RememberMeGiftBoutique.com wants to send out as many “Valentine’s Day Hugs” as possible. Please take a moment to share in this desire and give someone a precious gift… your “hug” might really touch someone’s life today.
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Happy Valentine’s Day!