The Anniversary after the death of the love of your life is a desperately sad time but death is not the end of love and it is love and that beautiful person that should be remembered today.
We thought long and hard before writing this article but if this helps just one person it will be worth it.
It is only natural that you will want to reach out to a friend or family member that has suffered loss and you will need to take the lead from them on how they would like to remember their love on their Anniversary.
Some people want to be surrounded by family and friends and reminisce with photos and memories, others may want to be alone and whichever they choose you may want to send them comforting words.
It is a time to remember…
He's only gone on ahead of you,
Not just left you behind.
Although you can't be with him right now,
He lives on in your heart and mind.
The day will come when you'll meet again
On Heaven's distant shore,
And the two of you will walk hand in hand
Together forever more.
"Two lives, two hearts joined together in friendship united
forever in love." - Dottie Kinealy
"The rose that you gave me has faded, and wilted away. But, the love tucked in deep inside remains in my heart forever." - Unknown
"If the people we love are stolen from us, the way to have them live on is to never stop loving them. Buildings burn, people die, but real love is forever." - The Crow (1994)
You may also want to write about a special time that you all shared and how beautiful that person was, let them know that you are there for them when they need you and that you are thinking of them today.
Just knowing that someone is there for them will help them get through the day.
To help you get through your Anniversary day try and look for the joy in today, here are some ideas to remember your love in a special and positive way.
You may also find some peace with this article on how grief changes over the years.
Sending you much love on this Anniversary.