BEREAVEMENT = defined solely as the state of loss.  Grief is the reaction to loss physical, cognitive, behavioral, social and spiritual.
For every child diagnosed with cancer this year at least 35 children will lose a parent.
1 in 7 Americans lose a parent or sibling before the age of 20.
Divorce rate among bereaved parents is eight times the normal.

GRACE-VILLAGE opens our hearts by exposing families to a natural surroundings in a camping environment both by scheduled retreats and individual sanctuaries.By including children and family members during the retreat in every facet of daily family life GRACE-VILLAGE reminds each child and adult ‘genuine laughter is healthy” with daily affirmations and gratitude.
“Grief is a kind of psychological pain that orients the sufferer to a new existence without the deceased and creates a painful but instructive memory”.; Randolph Neese.
“The life span given to us by nature is short, but the memory of a life well spent is eternal”; Cicero.
“Death leaves a heartache no one can heal, love leaves a memory no one can steal.” Irish Tombstone
“Among individuals who seek treatment for protracted grief, recent work emphasis the task of ‘finding a meaning in the loss’ as long term recovery”.: Neimeyer.
“Don’t cry because it’s over, smile because it happened”; Dr. Seuss.
“In memory, everything seems to happen to music.”; Tennessee Williams

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