Wednesday, July 31, 2013

You're Not Alone

With our online grief support you’re assured of our commitment to helping you through this difficult time. It doesn’t matter what time of day, or what day of the week you need support, we're here for you. You can access online counseling services, join in group grief support, or watch our interactive videos, anytime: 24/7. No matter how you feel at this moment, you have our commitment - you're never alone.

Sunday, July 28, 2013

Helping Teens Work Through Grief

By Mary Kelly Perschy.

The second edition of Helping Teens Work Through Grief provides a more complete and updated manual for facilitators of teen grief groups.

• It includes additional background information about developmental aspects of teens, the process of grief, aspects of trauma and its effects on teens, the value of a group, determining the group-appropriateness of particular teens, and parental involvement. The many details involved with beginning a group - publicity, interviews, registration, structure, closure, evaluation, and follow-up - are listed.


'This book provides a sensitive, expanded framework for helping teens work through their grief… It is thoroughly written, orderly, and detailed in presentation and includes an exhaustive resource section which will be welcomed by the worker wishing to enhance their understanding of the grief process.' - Alison Hahn Johnson, Social Work with Groups

Thursday, July 25, 2013

Burial Services

If burial has been selected, usually any ceremonies we design revolve around the casket being present. You can choose to follow tradition, with a viewing, and then a funeral service in a church or memorial chapel. Or you could decide to have a more relaxed service, even in your family home.
Let’s just say this: there is no ‘hard and fast’ formula for honoring your loved one when burial has been selected. We’re here to listen to your concerns, share our experience, and help you to arrive at the perfect way to gather together before your loved one's interment in the cemetery of your choice.

Monday, July 22, 2013

Amalfi Mesh Knot Bracelet

Keep close the memory of a loved one gone with this love knot bracelet. Made of stainless steel mesh and measuring 7.5 inches long, it has a distinctive yet secure toggle clasp and a rose gold and silver two toned finish.

Friday, July 19, 2013

Personally Yours - He Only Takes the Best Picture Frame

Beautifully Framed Poem to to keep your loved one close at heart.

• Offered with a wall hanger and an easel back that opens for a photo.

• Frame measures 10.5"W x 10.5"T x 1.5"D.

• Photo opening for a 4"x6" picture.

• Made in the U.S.A

He Only Takes the Best

God saw you getting tired

and a cure was not to be,

so He put his arms around you and

whispered “Come with Me.”

With tear filled eyes we watched

as you suffered and faded away,

although we loved you deeply we

could not will you to stay.

A golden heart stopped beating,

hard working hands at rest,

God broke our hearts to show us,

“He Only Takes The Best.”

Tuesday, July 16, 2013

Veterans & Military Burial Benefits

The VA does not make funeral arrangements or perform cremations.  Families should make these arrangements with a funeral provider.
Bryan-Braker Funeral Home in located in Dixon about 5 miles from Sacramento Valley National Cemetery. Families may choose to have a service or a visitation prior to going to the national cemetery, and come back to Bryan-Braker in Dixon or Fairfield for a reception.

Saturday, July 13, 2013

Dove Release

A flock of white doves are usually released at the end of the graveside ceremony. The flock circles overhead several times before flying back to their home. The dove symbolizes the departed spirit making its final journey home.

Wednesday, July 10, 2013

Butterfly Release

Many people believe that butterflies symbolize spirit, representing freedom and beauty as they take flight. When we experience the vital connection between butterflies and nature, we tend to instinctively feel that peace and harmony are truly around us. Why not invite a butterfly release to your loved one’s memorial service, to help celebrate a life lived?

Sunday, July 7, 2013

Letting Go Locket Bracelet

Take comfort at a time of great loss with this lovely Letting Go Locket bracelet. Crafted of sterling silver and designed by Deborah J. Birdoes, from her "Inspirational Blessings™" collection of jewelry.

Included with this item is a inspirational poem: 

I keep a little locket that I treat like a cup.

I pour all my burdens in and close the lid back up.

There's a hole in the bottom, where my problems slip through.

For angel wings will carry them, there's nothing I have to do.

As long as I do not take them back, God will handle them for me.

I can rest in His sovereign grace, for it is my Jesus guarantee!

© 2003 Deborah J Birdoes

Quote from Scripture:

"Come to me, all of you who are weary and carry heavy burdens, and I will give you rest" Matthew 11:28 

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Monday, July 1, 2013

Bundle of Support Sympathy Basket

• Support and comfort those who are grieving with a Spoonful of Comfort Sympathy Basket.

• This package includes one 64 oz. jar (4-6 servings) of "Spoonful of Comfort Chicken Soup".

• Spoonful of Comfort's chicken soup recipe is handmade the traditional way using all natural ingredients, no additives or preservatives.

• With great care, it is prepared in small batches to draw out the best flavors and ensure a superior taste that can not be matched by large scale processing.

• Ingredients: Chicken stock, chicken, pasta noodles, carrots, celery, onion, garlic, parsley, salt, pepper and down-home comfort.

• Also included:

— one half dozen made from scratch rolls

— one half dozen oatmeal raisin cookies

— a cozy white plush throw blanket.

• To ensure quality and safety "Spoonful of Comfort Chicken Soup" packages all soup in an insulated liner with gel packs.

• Receiver will be asked to refrigerate upon receipt.

• All they have to do is heat and enjoy within 2-3 days, or freeze for later use.

• Our goal is to get your order out as quickly as possible. However, because we make our products fresh daily to order, orders received after 12:00 noon est. will ship the following day. We ship Monday-Friday.

• Your basket will be sent with a hand-written card with your personal message.