David and Judy
I lost my wife in 2013 after a short battle with cancer. We met in our teens and married shortly thereafter so we grew up together and then raised a family. Life with her was the only life I knew and she became my primary purpose for living. She was everything to me. After I lost her I was totally despondent, depressed, angry etc. In other words a total wreck and stuck in grief. I tried everything I could think of or suggested to ease the pain and move forward but nothing was helping. The short term grief support programs were helpful while they lasted but I needed more-much more! Then a very wise Hospice counselor suggested I try the ongoing Heartlight Center grief support program. By then I was desperate and figured I had nothing to lose by trying it. To my amazement it worked. I realized that everyone in the group was struggling with the same grief issues, learn coping skills, be inspired by those who had been in the program longer, make new friends with folks that really “get it” and most importantly as a result move forward step by step. I have been going to the bi-monthly meetings ever since. Thank you Heartlight for giving me back a life.