2nd Annual Family Reunion
A gorgeous day and beautiful setting makes for a great day with families, volunteers and associates.
On October 25, 2014, Silverado North Houston Hospice associates, volunteers and bereaved families got together to see familiar faces, share memories, eat BBQ, listen to live music by the b-Flats and laugh! Some even participated in the annual walk/run! The event was held at Mercer Arboretum and Botanical Gardens. It was a pleasure to see how everyone mingled and openly voiced what a great time they had. One family member eveb said, "We'll see you next year" as they left for home.
In hospice, families, volunteers, and associates, share a strong bond. After losing their loved one, sometimes a void can become present for everyone involved. As part of our H.U.G. (hold, uplift, gather) program we have started this annual get together. This is more than a memorial, it is a chance for families to form lasting bonds. It has proved to be a joy for everyone.
Healing After Loss (Martha Whitmore Hickman)
"She thought of the women at Chicken Little's funeral...What she had regarded since as unbecoming behavior seemed fitting to her now; they were screaming at the neck of God, his giant nape, the vast back-of-the-head that he had turned on them in death. But it seemed to her now it was not a fist-shaking grief they were keening but rather a simple obligation to say something, do something, feel something about the dead. They could not let that heart0-smashing event pass unrecorded, unidentified."