Tuesday, February 8, 2011

Grief Rituals Can Help on Valentine's Day (Or Any Special Day)

[Reviewed and updated May 25, 2024]

Part of my mourning is not “hanging out" with memories of the last years of mother’s life as dementia wreaked havoc.  I am not ignoring the memories.  I am not afraid to go there.  I just don’t stay long if I am summoned by a particular painful memory. ~ Harold Ivan Smith, in Grieving the Death of a Mother 


  1. Thanks for this Marty. For years after my mother died, my sister and I sent each other the coral roses that our mom always sent us. Since she was no longer here to do it, we did it for each other.

  2. What a beautiful way to honor the memory of your dear mother, Susan! Thank you for sharing that with us!

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    1. You are most welcome, Beth, and thank you for your feedback!♥


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