Keeping the Memory Alive
Watching home movies may not be the best idea for the first 30 days of grieving, but there are other ways to remember your loved one while going through this process. When my dad passed away, I was 13 and confused. Though he had been sick, I wasn't expecting it.
I didn't want to forget him and even though thinking about the person you've lost can be hard, you should never try to push them out of your mind. My dad received a blanket as an early Christmas present. He had it in the hospital for about three days...and I've had it with me ever since. It doesn't smell like him anymore, it reminds me of him when I wake up and go to bed.
Keep memorabilia with you for times when you need strength. Let him or her live through you.
I have CDs that my late husband made for me. I had no idea where they were when he passed and I bawled like a baby when I finally found them. Now when I need a pick-me-up, I put one of them in the CD player and can hear his voice. It brings me a lot of peace to be able to hear him, it helps me to remember the good times and the love that we shared.