Saturday, 28 March 2015

Grief, bereavement and mourning: a soul well-loved

hubby's book case
her urn in the middle
new photo display for Sady
-included is the story about
pets waiting on the rainbow bridge.
It's a long process, whether you've lost a beloved pet or human.

GRIEF:  refers to social, physical, and psychological, and emotional reactions to the loss of your loved one. 

MOURNING:  is the process by which we work through a loss to allow healing to take place.  It is like a roadmap to healing, marked by the public ways in which we express our internal experience of grief.

BEREAVEMENT:  is the state of being deprived of a loved one through death.  A person is bereaved for as long as they are in the process of mourning that loss. (Read more here: GRIEF, MOURNING AND BEREAVEMENT.)

 Hubby is managing his grief with a Celebration of Life!

I spotted this at the Gore St. Antique market.
Just $3, and shows her off well.


Dorah and Sady on my fence
I recovered the old cedar from the forest.

More Critters

17 comments:

eileeninmd said...

So sorry about Sady! RIP dear Sady!

Thank you so much for sharing your post and linking up! Have a happy weekend!

Vagabonde said...

A loved pet is part of a family and when they leave us it is very painful indeed. I am sorry for your loss.

TexWisGirl said...

what a beauty. sorry for your loss!

Pat said...

I'm sorry for your lass. It looks like you have many happy memories of her life with you. What a dear companion she must have been.

William Kendall said...

She was quite a character. Your photos of her are wonderful.

Grandma K said...

Beautiful tribute!

Nancy J said...

Each one of us deals with a loss in so many diverse ways, and grief will take its own time to relax those tight hands, and leave a little, slowly, maybe over years. Enjoy those memories, Lovely urn, beautiful engraved name, a joy to keep always. Hugs,Jean. p.s. will email in reply, your words the tonic I needed today.XXX

Gunilla B├Ąck said...

She was so beautiful! I'm sorry for your loss.

Yogi♪♪♪ said...

I lost my big kitty Chrissy a year ago and I still miss her.

Sallie (FullTime-Life) said...

Sweet Sady! A lovely tribute and appreciate your sharing your wisdom on how to handle .

Kristin_Texas said...

Sady reminds me so much of my Wendy Kitty. She passed away in July 2013, and her mother in June 2012. I had them for 20 and 18 years. (((Hugs)))

Gill - That British Woman said...

losing an animal is just like losing a child, heartbreaking.............

Yamini MacLean said...

Hari OM
This is where the camera comes into its own... such treasured memories! YAM xx

Kay said...

I guess we're going through that mourning process. Not easy.

Powell River Books said...

I took Stick Tails urn to the cabin. That was his last home, and he loved being able to get out on the deck after being an indoor cat while he cared for Mom in her condo for five years. You are honouring Sady in a similar way in your home. - Margy

carol l mckenna said...

Lovely posts and creative photos honoring Sady ~ sending you lots of distant reiki healing hugs ~ To me it is the hardest part of life ~ losing those we love ~ fur persons are so special to some of us ~ xo

Happy Week to you, in amongst the loss
artmusedog and carol

carol l mckenna said...

Lovely posts and creative photos honoring Sady ~ sending you lots of distant reiki healing hugs ~ To me it is the hardest part of life ~ losing those we love ~ fur persons are so special to some of us ~ xo

Happy Week to you, in amongst the loss
artmusedog and carol