“I want to truly thank Heritage Funeral Home and Hearth Hospice for providing this much needed service to the community.
I want to thank you, Mrs. Allison, for if not for you, your kind heart, love for people through sharing these classes would not have been as rewarding to me as they were. You made all the difference and I thank God for you.
I found myself with-drawing and knew I needed help from someone other than my loving family and friends, and at that very time I received that letter from you and the invitation to attend ‘Journey of Hope’ recovery support group.
When I first started attending the 6 week grief recovery program, I was a little skeptical about what I would find in the way of help.
From the first session I attended, which was the 6 session of the classes, I knew God had directed me there. I was hurting, sad, questioning and yet I found a sense of closeness and security.
I was so happy when you told me I could come back for the beginning classes and for as long as I felt the need. I have finished all six classes now and started again with classes 1 & 2.
I feel like I have grown, things are still hard, some days worse than others, but it’s going to be ok, day by day, one day at a time I’m accepting that it’s okay to ‘not be okay,’ trust the grief to go where it leads me, grieve in my own way and time, look for the gifts, for I know there are so many gifts and blessings that God has prepared for me to walk in and experience and James would have it no other way.
Life truly is a journey, at times very difficult, my husband, James, was my true love, my friend, my comfort, protector and indeed a blessing from God for my life as well as my family and all who knew him.
I am not healed, maybe my heart will never be, but with your help and blessed encouragement along with other members sharing (Mark, Debbie, Lynn, Mr. Barron and so many others), I believe we all will survive and our wings will fly high again one day.
I pray for peace, comfort, strength, God’s favor, to fall fresh on each class participant and all who are struggling for one reason or another.
God bless you, Mrs. Allison, continue to use your love for others to make a difference in this world.
I am working now, God has provided me with a job, but I will be considering Hospice Volunteering.
Again, blessings and thank God.”