Thank you to all who participated in our "A Mourning Walk"
“A Mourning Walk” - why this? On September 21st it will be the the 14th Anniversary of my sister Gail’s husband’s death. He went up to go to bed and he died of a pulmonary embolism. Well, we all knows how my husband and the rest of the Founding Board’s husbands died and while tragic, our loss is no more profound than my sister’s or any of yours, but every year on Sept. 11th, everyone remembers ours. Well everyone’s loved ones deserve to be remembered like that so we decided to provide a way for that to happen and this is it!! “A Mourning Walk”
We deserve to have a time and a place to remember and to say our loved ones names every year!!
When people talk about our loved one, when we hear their names, they are reminding us that they lived!! We have a sacred relationship with those we love, the fact that they died does not sever the relationship it just changes it. It makes it different. But when did the definition of different mean worse, it doesn’t, it just mean different.
We have a responsibility to those who we have loved and lost, a responsibility to remember them and honor them and we also have a responsibility to ourselves to notice the great gifts and blessings that we have experienced since. Let yourself
notice them, give yourself permission to experience the joy as well as the sorrow. Let yourself soak in the love and support that surrounds us today and give yourself permission to live!!
We encourage you to say their names as many times as you would like today and everyday.
and I will leave you with this…
Believe in life, not loss. When your heart is struggling, hurting, questioning, its not so easy.Place your trust in the process. Surrender to the journey. Have faith in yourself that you can do this. Repeat to yourself, hope over loss til your heart understands and your brain follows through.
Stephy's Place now has a
Go Fund Me Page!
Any donations are appreciated!
Sheila Martello was recently interviewed on
SCAN NJ TV, Community Connections, April 2020
When you cannot have a wake or a funeral
Stephy's Place will reopen as soon as possible. We will be updating the website as information becomes available.
We have posted Reflections from Kevin, our bereavement specialist, we hope you find them helpful. We are all in this together!
Please stay safe and healthy!!!
Thank you to the
2020 Rumson St. Patrick's Day Parade Committee
Bingo is postponed - stay tuned for new date
Stephy's Place is a non-profit, 501(c)3 organization who relies on the
generosity of others so that we can continue to provide free support
groups for those suffering the loss of a loved one.
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The loss of a loved one forces you to face a new reality which includes dealing with the practical demands of everyday life. We can help you move forward with
the support of others, as only those who have also experienced loss can.
Throughout our own grief journeys, we have found comfort in the compassionate presence of others who understand our struggle. We have now created Stephy’s Place - a free “safe place” for anyone who has suffered loss, with the sole purpose of sharing faith, hope, and love.
At Stephy’s Place you will be able to talk to others who are continuing their journey through the grief process.
Monthly Meditation Class
2nd Monday of each month 6pm
3rd Thursday of each month at 9:30am
Stephy's Place is open Tuesday, Wednesday & Thursday.
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