Condolence Gifts That I Never Wanted

by Sue
(Massachusetts)

Forever Remembered - A Gift For The Grieving Heart

Forever Remembered - A Gift For The Grieving Heart

Forever Remembered - A Gift For The Grieving Heart The Gift Of A Memory I Wasn't Ready To Say Goodbye

It has been 27 months of tears, loneliness, flashbacks and struggle since I lost the love of my life. He got very sick, very quickly and died before I could even prepare myself. Right, like you could even begin to prepare yourself for the darkest days unimaginable.

But there I was, a widow, opening condolence cards with words I didn’t want to be reading (so sorry for your loss…). I felt so utterly alone in my grief and would never have imagined finding comfort in a gift I received from an employee.

She gave me a book written by a famous writer who had lost his wife. It was written in 1961, and his words reached across the years and the chasm and touched me. I felt a kinship to this man because he, too, had felt this pain I was feeling.

I felt as if a tiny pinprick of light was there in my darkness. A tiny speck of hope because he had been there and he survived.

I was grateful for the kindness of this gift, not just the book but for the light and hope that came with it. I still have the book on my shelf, as a reminder of the thoughtfulness and compassion shown to me at a heartbreaking time in my life.

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