My maiden name is Froelich. When I was growing up, I didn’t appreciate my maiden name very much. People often mispronounced and misspelled it; it was also hard as a young child trying to write it. As I matured, I grew to appreciate the significance of my name. A name associated with “happy” and “merry” is a wonderful reminder to me that I can find hope through hard times to find happiness again!
When people experience a difficult loss and are filled with grief, it is hard to see that one day they can be happy again. There is hope for happiness and fulfillment in life after a loss. Lives can be transformed as they grow and become stronger through the grief process.
Grief is in two parts. The first is loss. The second is the remaking of life.– Anne Roiphe