There are times when it comes about because of the loss of a loved one.

When your spouse dies, your world changes. You are in mourning and feel deeply the sorrow of your loss. You may feel numb, shocked, and fearful. You may feel guilty for being the one who is still alive. At some point, you may even feel angry at your spouse for leaving you. All of this is perfectly normal. There are no rules about how you should feel when grieving and often the process can have you experiencing both physical and emotional pain. Grief can have you crying at the drop of a hat. One minute you feel you you finally have your head above water and the next moment, a sweet, fleeting memory or sad realisation of your new reality can have you drowning in a sea of tears.

“Yesterday we visited with a client, whose ocean of grief, came towards us in waves. “I am ebbing to and fro – sometimes calm and sometimes overflowing with tears” he told us through misty eyes.” said Angie Patel.“We felt privileged to sit with him as he cried and mourned the end of an era and stood looking into an unknown future without his loved one. The meeting was so emotional for all of us. It gave me goosebumps to hear all about the wonderful years of life they had shared and his fond memories of heading off on a cruise together every year for the last 20 years.”

We, here at First National Fortitude Real Estate, feel it’s a complete privilege to be able to help those who are crossing into uncharted and unfamiliar territory due to the loss of a loved one. To be invited to walk beside them as they navigate their way into their new futures is, for us, one of those profound experiences you never forget and are all the richer for.

This is never an easy time but, often, it is the road many have to travel. It is our hope and intention to help this lovely gentle man begin to gently close one beautiful chapter of his life and look ahead into the next. There are many out there dealing with grief and loss and you may not necessarily know who they are so perhaps take the time to be mindful with each interaction you have in your day to day life.

We don’t always know who is struggling to get through just one more day so why not treat everyone as if they’re grappling with something…. the truth is….everyone is

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