Cascade will offer connections with grief support meetings with other widows through the stages of grief. We cannot stress the importance of support where women have an opportunity to share with other women who have shared this type of loss. Tools will be offered for women to deal with a death or separation of their spouse.
Research reveals there are many stages of grief, and each individual will go through these stages differently and at varying time frames. Depending on how your spouse died, you will be affected differently. Those who may experience a husband's death from an accident or sudden death feel shocked, numbness, unbelief, and sometimes the feeling that nothing matters and a total shut down. Women who have cared for the mate over a while, with death expectancy are more prepared emotionally, but may often experience extreme fatigue and exhaustion. No matter what stage, there is often a sense of blame. What could I have done to prevent this? As you sort things out, foggy thinking can happen. In time as you go through these stages, the numbness does wear off, and there is a sense of moving forward. Transitioning from what life used to be and adjusting to a new normal is challenging.
IN PERSON GRIEF SUPPORT OPPORTUNITIES
Abundant Living Widow Support Group – 1st and 3rd Tuesday at 7:00 pm
Widows of Worth, Calvary Chapel 2nd Friday of each month at 6:30 p.m.
Hillside Community Church 3rd Friday – 6: p.m.
Water of Life Blossoming Hearts 4th Friday – 6:30 p.m.