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Hallowed Ground

Updated: Aug 26, 2022

"The work of grief is hallowed ground, it is deserving of our pause, our recognition, our hands pressed together at our hearts." Dr. Joanne Cacciatore

Why is grief hallowed ground? Why does it deserve recognition? Our grief is sacred because of the love we shared. Our grief honors the love relationship that we shared with the person who has died. That relationship was special and deep. It was ours.

The relationship we shared was unique to us and the other person. After my dad died, my sisters and I each had different ways of grieving. Even though he was our dad, the relationship we each had with him was different from the others. Because of this unique relationship our grief was unique to each of us. The relationship you had with your loved one is also unique and distinct from everyone else. Therefore, your grief will be yours and unlike others.

Let's us pause and think about what made our relationships special. Don't be hesitant about remembering all the details, the good, the bad, the ugly, the beautiful. It is hallowed work. Recognize that we grieve and love. Let's press our hands together at our hearts and remember.


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