One at a Time
Shortly after that, I lost a dear friend and by this time I was totally numb to death. How do you process the unexpected, when there is an appointed time set on a calendar that you can’t see with your natural eyes? You wake up thinking today is a good day, and then death enters into your day unexpectedly without your permission, and change your entire world. I was grieving mentally in a place where I began to allow death to define me, until I allowed Ms. Cunningham to Coach me through the hurt and pain. She so tenderly allowed me to grieve in my own way, then guided me on how to grieve healthy with results of growth, and live in the reality that something did happen when your loved one died, and part of you died with them, but a part of you lived also, and those are the pieces, that you have to pick up and move forward with. From bitterness, to being angry with the world and God, she understood that the process of grief is different for everyone. To end this note, she used a tool called the memory box with a butterfly on top, I put some special items of my daughter in the box, and closed the top remembering her in a special way. Ms. Cunningham also coached me with writing my daughter a letter, going to a special place to release the letter with a stream of balloons. This was done on a Mother’s Day weekend and it helped me moved through the anger and bitterness, and reminded me that I’m still a mother of two little girls who need me. Thank you Ms. Cunningham for walking me to my destiny of “Wholeness and Healing”.
~Pastor/Daddy – Alvin
~Pastor Jennettie, Funeral Director and Oklahoma State Embalmers & Funeral Directors Association, Board Chairperson
~Monica, Hospice Director of Business Development
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