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Posts Tagged ‘grief support’

A Memorial Garden Brings Comfort

Spring is in the air, and this time each year, I think of those who are grieving and anticipating the hope that only Spring can bring!  I always encourage anyone who has lost a loved one, or a treasured pet, to consider creating a Memorial Garden in their backyard.  This is not only a great idea for just about anyone, but children can find so much peace having their own space to reflect on their memories.  Children also love coming up with ideas and actually participating in the process of planting a Memorial Garden.

Memorial Garden Stones come in many different shapes, sizes and price ranges.  They can be personalized with a name or sentiment.  These Memorial Garden Stones can be added to an existing garden or landscape creating a subtle sentiment.  Also, Memorial Garden Benches are becoming increasingly popular as they are incredibly functional and can be engraved with a personal sentiment.

Personalized Memorial Wind Chimes offer a beautiful sound along with an inscribed personal message.  As with the memorial stones, these can also be added to an existing garden or are well suited to hang on a front or back porch.  Memorial Wind Chimes are my personal favorite, as I’m hard pressed to come up with a more soothing memorial.

A Memorial Garden is not complete without beautiful flowers.  Below is a list of the different flowers and their meaning (those best suited for a memorial garden):

Aracia – eternal love

Aloe – grief

Anemone – resurrection

Aster – God’s grace, love, blessings

Balm – sympathy

Bellflower – “thinking of you”

Cypress – mourning, sorrow

Daffodil – resurrection

Forget-me-nots – memories

Fuchsia – harmony, healing for those who grieve, angels

Geranium – comfort

Honeysuckle – devoted affection, bonds of love

Impatiens – patience, steadfastness, loving-kindness

Jasmine – peace, goodwill, and healing

Lavender – devotionLily – faith, grace, and spiritual healing

Marigold – pain and grief

Peonies – thoughts of the past, memories

Poppies – eternal sleep, consolation

Tulips – faith, hope, and charity

Verbena – peace

Violets – shyness, humility, quiet joy, tender thoughts, gentle love

Rosemary – remembrance

Thyme – peace

White Lilac – youthful innocence, memories

I hope you found some inspiration to get started on your Memorial Garden this spring!

Warmest Regards,

Debbie

    

 

 

 

Remember Me Offers Hope and Inspiration during the Holiday Season

Realizing this is such a difficult time for many of you, we would like to share a few of our favorite Daily Inspirational Quotes for the Christmas season.  May you find comfort and peace this Holiday Season!

 

 

 

 

 

For those of you who have a Facebook page, here are a few Facebook Timeline Covers that we posted on our Facebook page.  Please feel free to use either one for your timeline cover.

 

 

Our thoughts and prayers are with you during this difficult time.  May you loved one’s memories fill your hearts and your home this Holiday Season.  God Bless You.

Warmest Regards,

Debbie

 

Facebook Timeline Covers for those Grieving

Even though our company sells Sympathy Gifts and Memorial Gift Ideas, we truly inspire to help in the healing process after the loss of a loved one.  Therefore, we have created our Facebook page, to form a community of hope and inspiration.

Remember Me Gift Boutique periodically offers Free Facebook Timeline Covers.  Below are a few samples of what we have done for our Facebook family.  Please stop by our page, and “like” us, to find these timeline covers and inspirational quotes to aid in your healing process.  Our facebook page is:  https://www.facebook.com/Remember.Me.Gifts.

Warmest Regards,

Debbie Haget

Just Published – Are My Feelings Normal? The 7 Stages of Grief Explained

We are pleased to share this article about the 7 Stages of Grief.  Many people appear to be confused when trying to understand if the feelings they experience or normal during grief and recovery.  We hope this will help to explain the grieving process.  Please note that this is just a guideline and everyone grieves in their own way.  We will be exploring each step, in more depth, through this blog during the upcoming week.

We also look forward to sharing this same principles, yet from a Christian’s perspective.  How does God help those grieving?

If you have any comments or grieving strategies you would like to share, please feel free to comment.  Your suggestions could truly help someone!

http://ezinearticles.com/?Are-My-Feelings-Normal?-The-7-Stages-of-Grief-Explained&id=7193042

 

 

Once Again, Suicide Hits Close to Home

I have been focusing much of my attention on Bullying Prevention Month and raising awareness for this worthy cause.  Unfortunately, these efforts have been temporarily interrupted due to my heavy heart after learning of two recent suicides that affected many locally here in Nebraska.

After receiving these calls, I am overwhelmed with emotion.  I get extremely frustrated over the fact that these deaths are so senseless.  Then I’m hit with realization that so many are grieving, a very different and difficult grief, due to these deaths.

Suicide Prevention and Grief Resources have been added to RememberMe-Gifts.com today.  It is my desire to have resources readily available for those in need.  I am very close to one of the families who are now suffering due to the suicide of a loved one.  I can only hope that these resources can help them and many others who are dealing with this grief.

Even though my focus has been on preventing teen suicide, I am broadening my efforts, as both of these suicides deaths were adults.  There are now spouses and children left behind to deal with this, what appears to be, insurmountable pain.

However, there is help and there is hope for these families.  I will continue to research and provide valuable resources to help and encourage those in need.  I will continue to pray for the families currently dealing with this tragedy.

RememberMe-Gifts.com and RememberMe-Awareness.com – The Connection

I remember very clearly the day I decided to start my own business.  I was sitting at my desk when I received a phone call that a friend’s daughter had committed suicide.  Ever since my brother’s suicide (which I briefly discuss in my “About Us” section of my website http://www.rememberme-gifts.com/pages/AboutUs.htm), I’ve had an unresolved feeling that I needed to do something to help hurting children, adolescents and adults who are contemplating taking their own lives.  I also had a strong desire to find a way  to bring comfort to their families that were left behind due to such a choice.  Since my little brother’s death, I have heard too many stories, too close to home.

I decided that it was time to pursue my passion of awareness and prevention full-time!  However, I am a single mother of three who needed to make a living.  So, I merged together my desire to help the grieving by selling unique, personalized, and meaningful  sympathy gifts, www.RememberMe-Gifts.com, with my longing to bring hope, inspiration and awareness to those suffering through www.RememberMe-Awareness.com.

I was extremely excited about this venture and actually informed yet another grieving mom  (who lost her daughter to suicide) about my decision.  Her reaction… well, it devasted me.  She was concerned that I would be profitting from her daughter’s death.  Obviously, she didn’t know me well, and she was in hopeless state of grief.  I certainly understood her position, but somehow thought it would bring a bit of comfort to her knowing that something was being done in her honor.  I do realize, however, that there are many companies that promote charities in an effort to promote themselves.  To that I say, “shame on you”, and I never want to be seen in the same light!

But I think of this constantly.  Those who know me, know my heart.  Hopefully, through this blogging adventure, people will get to know me and understand my true passion for this venture.

Please feel free to share your comments or questions.