It is already November; this year is flying by as we come back together in person for our individual and group support programs. It was a joy to experience the meaningful celebrations of Día de los Muertos during our October support groups.
We are extremely grateful to Ray Flores and the entire Flores family for hosting a signature event “Day of the Bread” in support of Tu Nidito and in celebration of Día de los Muertos. Everyone who attended had a meaningful experience. We are looking forward to making this event a yearly tradition.
This month our support group families are sharing community while enjoying pies, provided by our dedicated Board of Directors and friends of Tu Nidito.
I want to lift up the importance of recognizing Children’s Grief Awareness Day, November 17th. Now more than ever we need to normalize conversations about grief, as we strive to create a community of acceptance and understanding for those grieving a serious medical condition or death. As we look at the ramifications from Covid deaths, knowing that more than 72,000 children had a parent or primary caregiver die during the pandemic, we feel the need for our programs more than ever before. To address this, we are ramping up our Grief Education training throughout southern Arizona, with a commitment to provide adults with the tools they need to support the grieving children in their lives. Grief needs to be acknowledged in a safe supportive environment where pain can be felt, and all feel heard.
I am grateful for our wonderful team of professionals and volunteers who give their heart and soul to listen deeply and create community for those grieving.