Peace family, Valentine’s Day can be especially hard if you are grieving a lost love, and chaplain Gary Roe with Hospice Brazos Valley wants to help.
We can be surrounded by chocolate, flowers, love songs and couples holding hands, but we just want to hide. However, there are some important things to know.
First, it is ok to hurt. You were created for connection with God and with other people, and when one of those connections is separated for a while, it naturally hurts! Second, you can approach this day one of two ways: hunker down, dread it, and wait until it’s over, or you can exercise faith and make a simple plan for the day. What do you want to see happen Valentine’s Day? You get to decide.
Gary also says you can still honor a lost love one by carrying on a tradition. God placed that person in your life, so by honoring them, you are also honoring God.
Finally, Valentine’s Day is really about Jesus Christ, our ultimate love, so make your plans about Jesus and his relationship with you.
Roe says there will be more comforting and practical application for navigating this time of year despite a heavy loss at a special seminar this week. Hiller Funeral Home and Hospice Brazos Valley are offering, “Healing from the Loss of a Love,” on Tuesday, February 9, 6:30 PM at the College Station Hillier location. Refreshments will be served afterwards during time set aside for fellowship.
For more information about healthy grieving, visit www.garyroe.com
Click below to hear Peace 107’s Brian and Kat chat with Hospice Brazos Valley’s Gary Roe: