Thursday, February 3, 2011

Stages of Grief: Stage V

Lone Blackberry
2.5" X 3.5"

I was at a friends house for "puzzle night" this past weekend and she had the most beautiful blackberries as part of her snacks.  Of course I had to paint one!

We have made it to Stage V in our discussion of the grieving process.  This is the stage where we start to turn the corner.  It is at this point that we start to think "I can do this".   This stage is called the Upward Turn.  Things start to calm down and become more organized.

I remember a friend of my mother telling me after she found out that her husband had cancer that she was at the local grocery store and when she opened her checkbook to pay for her groceries she just stood there.  For the life of her, she could not remember how to fill out a check which she had done at least 5000 times before.  This is a good example of just how "out of balanced" our lives can get after a significant loss.

 Stage V is the stage where we can see the light at the end of the tunnel, and we start to have some hope that things can get back to normal. 

The next stage we will visit is Reconstruction and Working Through.

For those of you shoveling out in frigid temps, be safe.



  1. Plump and delicious looking, especially with that creamy background.

  2. They were plump and delicious!


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