Lisa's Reflections

December 5, 2010

Grief Matters

Filed under: Uncategorized — roses2remember @ 10:36 pm

A few weeks ago I had the opportunity to attend a Grief Matters seminar at Annie’s Hope.  They are an organization, based in St. Louis, that help kids who have experienced a loss.  The services they offer are incredibly worthwhile, plus they are a non for profit so there is no cost to their clients.

After a death, whether anticipated or not, there remains a wide range of feelings and emotions plus lots of unanswered questions.  Annie’s Hope helps families work through their grief by offering one on one counseling, small groups and many activities in which families can participate.  

It was heart breaking to hear some of the stories about children they have served, but comforting to know that there is a group of incredible people to help walk through the hard times with hurting kids and their families.  They also offer a camp in the summer where kids can gather for fun with other children who have also been through a death in the family.

If you live in the St. Louis area, I highly recommend Annie’s Hope if you know of any children who have experienced a loss.  Their website is http://www.annies hope.org.  They are not specifically faith-based, but there are many day-to-day issues that kids go through that Annie’s Hope can help with.

The hope that Jesus Christ gives is the ultimate answer to all of life’s struggles.  Without Him there will never be true peace or lasting happiness.  It is nice to know that there are people who have a heart to help those on the broken road as they make their journey to wholeness.

God is faithful to His promises!

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