After a death the lead up to the funeral can be a very busy time with a great deal to do.
It’s a time when you can be feeling drained and tired especially if you have been the carer.
It’s important to share the load with others and to make sure you properly take care of yourself
at a most difficult time.
But what happens when the funeral is over and family and friends seem to disappear.
This is the time when you may realise how strong grief really is, and that moving on is not what just happens.
The time spent with someone close has now ended and being alone may seem a daunting prospect.
Grief does not go away, but it does change and the way you live life now will also be different.
It is important to keep in touch with family, friends and neighbours, for some people even
good morning can make all the difference.
It is also good to take time to rest, read, write letters and be sure to eat well, try to take short walks when the weather is kind.
A photograph, flowers or a candle in a special place can be very comforting, it goes without saying, the one who has now gone won’t be forgotten and memories are for sharing.