Supporting You in Your Time of Grief
Tabitha’s comprehensive bereavement program offers support to spouses and family members during a time of loss. Our bereavement services include:
- Individual and Family Counseling
- Telephone Support
- Grief Support Groups
- Remembrance Services
- Supportive Resources and Mailings
- Hospice Bereavement Volunteer Visits
- Community Counseling and Resource Referrals
- Internal and External Educational Offerings
One of the most crucial elements of grieving is time. Divided by hours, days, months and years, time is a reminder of loss, especially when special holidays—like Valentine’s Day—come around. As you grieve, you mourn the loss of what was, or what you wish had been.
A way to embrace these special days is remembering your loved one and celebrating your love for them. Death is the end of life, but it does not end the relationship you shared.
The process of “remembering” incorporates this ongoing relationship into your life in new ways that honor and respect your loved one. This process is personal and unique, and allows you to choose activities that best commemorate the connection you shared, ultimately bringing healing and peace.
Try reflecting by doing something that helps you remember your loved one: a few examples may be playing a particular song, eating a meal or treat that was special to the both of you or displaying photos of the places you traveled together. Reimagine holiday traditions—if they always gave you flowers on Valentine’s Day, buy yourself flowers or flowers for someone else important to you, like your children.
Practicing personal remembrances can be painful at first, but they help you release the pain and free your thoughts to make your memories a meaningful space as you move forward.
The wonderful thing about love is that it is truly eternal. The love that you give and receive lives on in the people you love or have loved. It is our hope that this everlasting love sustains you and comforts you in your time of grieving.
“If there ever comes a day where we can’t be together, keep me in your heart. I’ll stay there forever.” A.A. Milne in Winnie the Pooh
If you need to talk about your grief or learn more about grief coping tools, please contact us.
Tabitha Grief Support Groups & Remembrance Services
Grief and support groups are open to anyone in the community experiencing loss or needing support. Contact us for more information on Tabitha’s grief groups throughout central and southeast Nebraska.
Tabitha also holds regular Remembrance Services throughout the year to honor your loved one.
Plus, there are internal and external educational offerings on occasion for additional support.
Remembering Angels Remembrance Service
Sometimes finding the right book, website or podcast can help you process thoughts, feelings and provide helpful insight or information. Check out suggestions by types of loss.
Tips for Caregivers
Assisting someone under hospice care can be difficult. Tabitha offers a variety of helpful articles from managing anticipatory grief, taking care of yourself, visiting with children, reminiscing, communication, spiritual health and talking to someone on hospice.
Tabitha Hospice offers an educational Embrace Newsletter, filled with grief information and support that many have found helpful. By signing up, you'll receive seven issues over the next 18 months.
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