After John Wilson passed away in his sleep in November 2016, his wife of 48 years, Donna, was lost.
“I was really struggling with this loss,” Donna says now. “I could not wrap my head around it – it was so sudden. My kids all thought I needed therapy but like most adults you think you can handle things on your own.”
Donna’s son Jarrod told her about the Grief Center and said if she went he would go with her so he made an appointment.
“I’m so thankful that I went,” Donna says. “I was in a bad place and also did not realize that I never completely dealt with (another) son’s death from many years before. After many sessions with my counselor, who was amazing, and a lot of tears I felt I could move on.”
Says Jarrod, “We participated in the grieving center resources (one on one) when my Dad passed away. I started going with my Mom and we worked through our grieving together. During this time, we learned a lot about each other and past experiences that challenged us. We were able to express how much we missed him and how to celebrate his spirit and not forget him. My mother continued going after me and we continued to have great conversations.”
“I think the outcome might have been different without the Grief Center.”
“I think the outcome might have been different without the Grief Center,” Donna says. “I would recommend the Grief Center to anyone with a loss. They understand and are there for you and at time of a loss we can all use a little therapy and it’s a comfortable and very caring place.”
If you are struggling with the loss of a loved one, please call (260) 435-3261 for help.