Celebrating love

There is no stopping February 14th from rearing its ugly head. When you are grieving it can be difficult to think about anything, much less love. 

So, even thinking for a moment about a day solely dedicated to love can be nauseating.

But, what if we shifted how we view grief, just for the day? 

What if we remembered the love we had for our person? What if we expressed that love for them even when we can’t physically see them? 

If it were not for that love we would not be who we are today. 

Remember, our relationship with the person we lost is constantly shifting, even after they are gone.

We change and grow with each passing day and the way we see them and the time we shared with them can change and grow as well. 

What if just for Valentines Day you choose to celebrate love and all that comes with it? 

The Good 

The Bad and 

The Ugly

After all, the ultimate price we pay for love is grief.

Every time we let someone in our lives and love them, we are ultimately choosing grief. 

It is part of who we are, it is woven into every piece and part of us. 

We were created to love.

It is one of the only things that we all have in common. 

So, whether you choose to celebrate love or not this week is completely up to you. You should do what feels right for you and give yourself space to feel that.

We will always cherish and celebrate you and your families for all the love you have allowed in our lives here at The Retreat. 

May we always choose love knowing the ultimate price we pay. 

“The risk of love is loss, and the price of loss is grief – But the pain of grief is only a shadow when compared with the pain of never risking love.”

Hillary Stanton Zunin

The Retreat Bereavement Team

One thought on “Celebrating love

  1. I will always and forever choose Love ❤️, no matter the consequences. Thank you all for the Love you are showing me 🙏🏽❤️.

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