On January 19, 2013, my best friend’s daughter, son-in-law, and unborn grandson were killed in a car accident. (If you’re interested in learning more about their story, you can visit their website at His Soul and Mine) It was a horrifying time, filled with so much grief and many details that seemed to never end. Through the experience of supporting my friend and her family for the week following the accident, I learned about another significant part of my purpose here on earth: Grief Support.
In planning a funeral, there are many memories that people want to revisit, images that family members want to capture, programs and obituaries to write, and on and on the list goes. Being with their family, I was able to provide my Healing Gifts for anyone who was collapsing under the grief and needed someone to hold them up. I became the Point Person so that there was always one person at all times that had a general idea on where everyone was and what was being worked on. In that role, I either completed the tasks that needed to be accomplished or I delegated them to someone more qualified to do so.
In addition to the healing and the details, I called on my Gifts as a designer and compiled a memorial video for the family members which contained a plethora of images of Kel, Garrett, and Sage. I captured images from the different memorial events and then combined them into memorial videos (Viewing and Sand Ceremony) for the public to view. I supported the family in creating a memorial website, writing a unique obituary and pulled together a professional program for the funeral.
All of this was done as a service to the family, so they had a few less things they needed to focus on during their time of monumental grieving. At the end of the week, many of them said, “Angie, I don’t know how you did all you did, but I know we couldn’t have done all we did without you being there.”
Grief Support is my way of serving those in their time of mourning and sorrow. If you are interested in enlisting my services, please contact me:
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