‘A long and trying process’

Remembrance is valuable when grieving


Grief is a long and trying process. There are five stages of grief, and everyone goes through them at their own rate. When people die, it’s easy to believe that they are gone forever. But, there is much more than that. Although the person you love may be physically out of your life, the memories and legacy they’ve left behind will always be there. 


No one can tell you how long you should stay in each stage of grief. There may not be a proper amount of time for everyone and that’s okay. Grief is a heavy weight of different emotions that does not have a time stamp of how long it takes to get through it.


After people pass, much of their physicality on Earth starts to go with them. Their possessions are slowly removed, they are talked about less and their jobs are filled with new people, but the memories live on. Taking the time to remember them and who they were can help their legacy stay alive. 


Although it is important to let their memory carry on, it’s also important to take the proper time to grieve. Continuing to ignore the feelings of sadness and grief only make the grieving process longer and far more painful. 


According to the Hospice Center of America, grief is a “rollercoaster.” You may want it to be a straight path to acceptance, but it’s not. There will be days that are worse than others, and that’s when remembrance can help guide you along.


When someone passes, it’s important to think about all the time and memories you shared together. Focusing on the laughs and smiles you had can make it a lot easier to deal with the fact that that person has passed. 


There are many ways to honor someone after they have passed. Remembrance is the greatest way to honor someone’s legacy and what they had spent their time doing. Just because they’re physically gone, doesn’t mean they will ever stop being a part of who you are. 


According to The Remembrance Process, there are a variety of reasons why remembrance is important. A few that most can relate to are the fact that remembrance acknowledges the reality of death and also it provides a way to grieve. While thinking about how people lived their lives and have given what they can, you can realize that things have to end, but that doesn’t mean you can’t acknowledge the past.


While everyone may not be able to understand the pain and emotions you are going through, it is important to acknowledge those who do. Staying close and talking to those who have experienced or are experiencing similar feelings is a great way to lead yourself through the grieving process and embrace remembrance.