The most interesting fact that I have taken back from my grief counseling, is if there is not a group available for a type of support needed, then CREATE IT.
So, not that I am the best place in my life to daily push all the keys into gathering members or admins, but I do know many parents, families, and siblings that are grieving over a loss of a loved one due to food allergies.
We all can go to groups that have the same understanding, with the highest paying of dues, our loved ones. When in these groups, a lot of parents are of different areas of sickness. We can relate to the matter of loss, and gaining of an Angel, but I do need some support as well in the circle of those whom still feel strongly to fight for the cause that we have paid for.
If you would like to be part of the group I will be creating it on Facebook and on part would love to offer a place where, on a day like today, when I am grieving beyond, to place a message and post no matter the context, but it is within my cycle of grief that others might relate to or have faced and can offer some guidance since they have been there. I do believe it will offer guidance even when others are not yet at that cycle since not one of us grieve the same way. So the group is created, and it is yours, feel free to ask admin, or make suggestions or changes again it is yours. It is the Food Allergy and Families of those who have gained an Angel. Your place, on your time, even at 3am to sharing speaking, creating.
We will not limit within the group to religion or beliefs but keep to an open forum. We hold that common bond, within the world that still faces this hard reality, and we do hold within our hearts and souls the deepest pain, but know our loved ones are not too far away.
We welcome all members who want to post, their daily feelings, it is not limited to any requirements other than to offer a place of hope, or a place to do as we are told journal, create and share in our grief support groups. We are not expecting to heal others, but to allow a place for all to share their journey into today as we face it.
Even if you have a friend whom you know is facing such or a member of the community that needs a place to feel safe to be open and know that we share a common area of hope, invite them.
So today is just the first step in creating this group, it is a start, but each day we may have a place to visit, even to read.
Food Allergy Grief Support Group
“Deep grief sometimes is almost like a specific location, a coordinate on a map of time. When you are standing in that forest of sorrow, you cannot imagine that you could ever find your way to a better place. But if someone can assure you that they themselves have stood in that same place, and now have moved on, sometimes this will bring hope”
― Elizabeth Gilbert, Eat, Pray, Love