After nearly 20 years of providing bereavement support and education, I am retiring in late December. All of my bereavement professional work has been with Caring Circle and I could not be more proud of this organization. I was initially hired as a Bereavement Care Coordinator in the South Haven office, and after several years transitioned to the Director of Bereavement Services before founding Lory’s Place Grief Healing and Education Center in 2004. It has been a sincere privilege to partner with those on a grief journey in our community and I am grateful for each person I have had the honor of serving. Providing grief education has also been a passion of mine for which I am very thankful.
“Once you choose hope, anything’s possible,” stated Christopher Reeve. The concept of hope is often fleeting or non-existent in those who are changed forever when someone they love dies. To have spent nearly two decades coaching people about how to work through their grief and choose hope again, has been such a fulfilling and treasured career.
My next chapter will be filled with spending time with loved ones, volunteering in our wonderful community, and taking time to enjoy life fully. I am in remission from Sarcoma cancer and believe every day is a gift. I retire with joy, gratitude, and hope in my heart.
Thank you for all of the many ways you have embraced the bereavement offerings of Caring Circle and Lory’s Place.
I am grateful for all we have shared and accomplished together. The future is bright for Caring Circle and Lory’s Place; I am confident of the continued strong, supportive end of life and bereavement services they offer hundreds of people annually.
Choosing hope and with my sincere gratitude,
Director of Lory’s Place