As our world slowly but surely begins to heal, I can’t help but notice the many parallels between the pandemic and the experience of grief. Both have proven to be unpredictable, at times isolating, and often dark and lonely as we take two steps forward and three steps backward. But both experiences have also given us opportunities to creatively connect with one another, to appreciate the value of friends and family and to look towards the future with a renewed sense of hope. These unprecedented experiences have challenged us to make every moment count.
Recognizing the importance of tradition, Hospice Care Network is committed to continuing our annual Tree of Life Celebration in honor of you and all those we wish to remember.
Although we are unable to gather again in-person this year, we can connect virtually and remember those special people in our life. As has been our tradition since 1988, we will place lights on the trees outside of our house on Shore Lane, to honor and remember our loved ones. In the darkness of the winter nights, each light will shine as a gentle reminder of those who have touched us in a special way. It is in these memories that we will find warmth, comfort and a sense of hope during these trying times. We have come to know that grief does not exist without love and love can continue to shine even in grief.
Please consider joining us for a pre-recorded Tree Lighting ceremony that will be available for viewing on Hospice Care Network’s website on Saturday, December 4th at 4 pm. The link will remain available through January 7th.
We invite you to write the name(s) of your loved ones on the attached cards and return them in the enclosed envelope by November 10th.
On behalf of all of us at Hospice Care Network, we wish you a holiday season filled with support, health and love.
Assistant Vice President, Social Work Services