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There are many reasons to feel grief- not just when someone dies.  When a dream dies... a lost relationship... a huge life change... So be kind to yourself.  Take time to mourn and mend.  And fill your life with as many sweet and meaningful things as you can, finding joy in the small, simple delights around you.  Life IS good.  GOD is good, and He loves you.  In this world you will have troubles, but with God you will overcome them all.

What Helps You When You're Grieving?

There are many reasons to feel grief- not just when someone dies. When a dream dies... a lost relationship... a huge life change... So be kind to yourself. Take time to mourn and mend. And fill your life with as many sweet and meaningful things as you can, finding joy in the small, simple delights around you. Life IS good. GOD is good, and He loves you. In this world you will have troubles, but with God you will overcome them all.

Victorian heart mourning ribbons ~ From the estate of Joan Munkacsi - more information - look into this

Victorian heart mourning ribbons ~ From the estate of Joan Munkacsi - more information - look into this

Beautifully simple Georgian mourning ring c1805.

Beautifully simple Georgian mourning ring c1805.

Victoriaanse middernacht van DropDeadandWrought op Etsy

Victorian Midnight

Victoriaanse middernacht van DropDeadandWrought op Etsy

1870 Victorian Tear bottle. Those mourning the loss of loved ones would collect their tears in bottles. When the tears had evaporated, the mourning period would end.

1870 Victorian Tear bottle. Those mourning the loss of loved ones would collect their tears in bottles. When the tears had evaporated, the mourning period would end.

Mourning Gown ~ ca.1910 ~ Silk and lace ~ Hallwyl Museum, Sweden

Mourning Gown ~ ca.1910 ~ Silk and lace ~ Hallwyl Museum, Sweden

mourning brooch | Victorian Gutta Percha Hand and by mysterymister

mourning brooch | Victorian Gutta Percha Hand and by mysterymister

mourning hats, from Fashions of London and Paris, 1805

mourning hats, from Fashions of London and Paris, 1805

Mourning Fan: ca. 1860's - 1870's, feathers. Owned by Mary Todd Lincoln.

Mourning Fan: ca. 1860's - 1870's, feathers. Owned by Mary Todd Lincoln.

Victorian Mourning Customs  From the Victorian Mourning Exhibit at the Petaluma History Museum, Petaluma CA Photo by Marianne Riddle

Victorian Mourning Customs From the Victorian Mourning Exhibit at the Petaluma History Museum, Petaluma CA Photo by Marianne Riddle

Victorian Black Bird Mourning Brooch

Victorian Black Bird Mourning Brooch

Lady Anne - Mourning Veil/Funeral Procession

Lady Anne - Mourning Veil/Funeral Procession

I want them all!! Antique Mourning Rings from Erstwhile Jewelry in gold and black enamel

I want them all!! Antique Mourning Rings from Erstwhile Jewelry in gold and black enamel

Mourning ring, made in England, 1773 (source). The ring memorializes the death of Sir Evelyn Pierrepont, second Duke of Kingston. The inscription reads: H.G. the D. of Kingston ob.23.Sep.1773.Aet.62. Not lost but gone before.

Mourning ring, made in England, 1773 (source). The ring memorializes the death of Sir Evelyn Pierrepont, second Duke of Kingston. The inscription reads: H.G. the D. of Kingston ob.23.Sep.1773.Aet.62. Not lost but gone before.

All Men Must Die: The Art of Victorian Mourning

All Men Must Die: The Art of Victorian Mourning