This topic came about through the suggestion of my youngest nephew (Romero). He was the inspiration for us doing this as a topic last year. Our blog is not just for my sister and I. We lost our Dad, and my nephews lost their Grandad. We speak about our Dad and our blog, and they are involved in topics as much as we are…..
Please see Easter and Grief: Inspired by Romero (Pt 2) which covers:
- Introduction to the topic
- Easter and Grief
- Coping with Grief at Easter
- Our final thoughts
- Our YouTube video
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1. Introduction to the topic
This topic came about through the suggestion of my youngest nephew (Romero). He was the inspiration for us doing this as a topic last year. Our blog is not just for my sister and I. We lost our Dad, and my nephews lost their Grandad. We speak about our Dad and our blog, and they are involved in topics as much as we are.
I was talking out loud to myself (as I quite often do) and I must have said “I have to publish the blog topic”. To which Romero replied saying, I know a topic we can do, but it has to be today though. I said what is that and Romero said: Easter and Grief. At first, I thought it was too late to do it, and we’d already done a topic on it previously. But then I realised none of that mattered, this is a suggestion from my nephew which is relevant, useful, beneficial, and helpful for our readers. So I will do it.
Children our are future, and this is why we feel it is important to uplift them and encourage them in their progression. This is why we are doing this again as a topic this year.
Our blog is an open platform, with the hope and purpose of helping others.
Easter is a time we celebrate and remember that Jesus rose again. At the same time, this can bring on feelings of lost loved ones. They will never return to us on earth again.
For my sister and I, we are fast approaching six years since our Dad was laid to rest. With each year, our disbelief that he has been gone still remains. We love and miss our Dad, and as always we hope we are doing our best in his name and legacy.
Please see Easter and Grief: Inspired by Romero (Pt 2):
2. Easter and Grief
2.1 Grief and Easter: Remembering Loved Ones
“The meaning of Easter is of Jesus victory over death and that suffering is not the final word, and the promise of eternal life for all who believe in him. By understanding Easter you can begin to understand grief and death, and suffering”.
“That day between Good Friday and Easter Saturday when the disciples will have been full of grief and sadness, confusion and loss, provides us with space to”…
2.3 How Do We Grieve Loved Ones at Easter?
(7 Feb 2022) — “The death of a loved one brings grief and heartache. Whether the person dies on Easter or another time, the sadness is there. Mourning comes at”…
2.4 Easter & Grief: it’s an inescapable connection
(28 Mar 2018) — “On Saturday of this Easter story, the one they love is dead. It just happened on Friday. They are reeling from the loss. No one is singing all”…
2.5 Grieving at Easter Time – Grief
(9 Apr 2020) — “Easter carries its own unique set of grief triggers; after all, it is the holiday that celebrates the resurrection of Jesus. For religious or”…
2.6 Easter Grief – Easter Hope
“But at that first Easter, the death and resurrection of our innocent Saviour brought so much good. The pain of grief cannot – or should not – be”…
3. Coping with Grief at Easter
3.1 How to cope with grief during your first Easter alone
(1 Apr 2021) — “Whether you celebrate Easter or not, it’s hard to deny that this time of year signifies re-birth and new life for many”.
3.2 Easter Meditations for the Grieving Heart
(15 Mar 2021) — “Easter is about hope and restoration. Losing a loved one reminds us how fragile and fleeting life is. But hope reminds us that we will one day”…
3.3 How do you honor a loved one on Easter?
A few Easter-appropriate ways to honor those who have passed include:
- “Lighting a candle”. …
- “Engaging in your genealogy”. …
- “Making a social media post about your loved one”. …
- “Reading a book or listening to a song you know they loved”. …
- “Visiting their graveside, if they are buried locally”. (26 Mar 2016)
3.4 What do you say to someone who lost a loved one on Easter?
“I also feel comfort when friends acknowledge my faith and my loss together”:
- “I’m thinking of you and your family this Easter.”
- “You and your family are in my prayers as we celebrate Easter.”
- “Sending you loving thoughts at Easter time.”
- “I miss your mother, too, and I look forward to one day seeing her again.
3.5 How do you comfort a grieving holiday?
Some Tips for Coping with Grief at the Holidays
- “Set realistic expectations for yourself”. …
- “Surround yourself with people who love and support you”. …
- “Despite the temptation, try to avoid “canceling” the holiday”. …
- “Allow yourself to feel joy, sadness, anger – allow yourself to grieve”. …
- “Draw comfort from doing for others”.
3.6 YouTube Video: How to Celebrate Easter When You’re Grieving
“He will wipe away every tear from their eyes, and death shall be no more, neither shall there be mourning, nor crying, nor pain anymore, for the former things have passed away. (Revelation 21:4 ESV)”
“If you’re grieving this Easter, hold tight to the Gospel. Hold your breath through Friday, turn your face toward Sunday, and bask in the resurrection of Christ”.
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4. Our final thoughts
We hope this topic might be of use to those who read it.
5. Our YouTube video