Capture the meaningful moments from a difficult time
I recently took part in a grief-counseling group, and a woman who had lost her husband to cancer inspired me. To ease her pain in the weeks following her husband’s death, she printed out and collected all the emails she’d sent to and received from friends, family and even caregivers during the last year or so of his life. In essence, she created her own healing book.
It was a tribute not only to her husband but also to the loving relationships they had maintained—and the new ones they had formed—during this tragic chapter of their life. Toward the end of our ten-week session, she would sometimes read from this book, and it was wonderful to see the strength it gave her.
If this idea inspires you to create a tribute book in memoriam of a lost loved one, here are a few suggestions: