Moving after a spouse dies?

Moving after a spouse dies?

Posted on November 27, 2020 by Sytsema Funeral Home | Leave a comment
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One of the realities of losing a spouse or a parent is the impact that event has on living arrangements. Are we living in the “right” place? Is the house too big? Is it too far away from family? Will my surviving parent be safe where they live? Should I move to be closer to […]

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A year of firsts

A year of firsts

Posted on November 13, 2020 by Sytsema Funeral Home | Leave a comment
Posted under Grief

When someone close to us dies, a spouse, a child, a parent, a sister, brother, or friend, their passing leaves an empty space in our lives. We will go on and we will have happy moments, then happy days, and eventually whole stretches of happy time. However, that initial year, after the death, we must […]

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Talking with a Veteran

Talking with a Veteran

Posted on October 30, 2020 by Sytsema Funeral Home | Leave a comment
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Talking with a veteran of the more recent wars or conflicts such as Vietnam, Afghanistan, or Iraq can be intimidating. You may have a parent or spouse who served in Vietnam who has never shared anything about their experience with you. The Vietnam War was different from wars in the past in that the value […]

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How to Thank a Veteran

How to Thank a Veteran

Posted on October 16, 2020 by Sytsema Funeral Home | Leave a comment
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Three hundred and sixty five days a year, twenty-four hours a day, rain or shine, hot or cold, from the year 1776 to present day, they’re serving our country.  They are our veterans and November 11th is the official day that we honor and thank them each year. So what can you do to show […]

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Finding YOUR Joy

Finding YOUR Joy

Posted on October 2, 2020 by Sytsema Funeral Home | Leave a comment
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Even months after the funeral it’s not uncommon to feel just not exactly right. We all lose our way from time to time. Things happen and we can’t find our JOY. It’s not really so much gone, as it is misplaced. Life feels dull and the days seem to drag.  No matter what the circumstances, if […]

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