Betsy Kammerud and the other bereavement staff and volunteers did a wonderful job at this month’s Memorial Service. Their thoughtful words and compassion helped those in attendance to continue their healing.
We had upwards of 80 people in attendance, many of whom shared stories and “miracles” as some participants described them. One story built upon another story and everyone normalized each other’s experiences.
The story that touched me most was from the gentleman who came to the service because his older brother had died. This gentleman was well into his 70’s. He said “I have never known a life without my brother. He was the one with the answers. I’m not sure I know what to do now”.
Having lost my brother so soon after beginning my employment with Hospice Savannah, I could really relate to this gentleman’s grief and bewilderment. I will always be grateful to my co-workers for their support and encourage others to reach out for help if they need it.
Our Full Circle staff can be reached at 912.303.9442. A full list of their support offerings is available here. And it’s not too early to mark your calendar for our community-wide memorial gathering on Sunday, December 1st at 5:30 p.m. in Forsyth Park. May you be comforted.