Saying ‘goodbye’ to someone we love for the last time is an experience that we may all face at some time during our lives.
It has been estimated that, for every death, there will be a cluster of people that will be significantly affected. This is because we form strong relationships with other people, whether it be a spouse, a brother or sister, a son or a daughter, or there might be any other relationship.
We can be comforted by the fact that Jesus too had a friend died and He cried at His tomb (John 11).
We recognise that there will be many different emotions (such as anger, regret, peace) and each experience that will be unique to you. In this unsettling time, you may want someone to talk with over a cup of coffee.
If you have experienced a death of a family member or friend, we at Emmanuel Epsom would like to walk with you on your journey of bereavement. If you would like someone to talk with, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org.