Do pictures of your loved ones hurt or help?
Shortly after my husband died, I had to have a full hip replacement. I was fortunate to find a wonderful caregiver and she was with me for two months until I was fit enough to care for myself, shower myself, dress myself and even drive. We have kept up our friendship. Last week she came over to help me with a task that I felt I was unable to do for myself. She also brought me a picture of my husband and me while he was still in our home, in a hospital bed. He was smiling and looked so good. I have been crying ever since. Her motive was good. She thought I would be pleased to have it and in a way I am. But the pain of seeing the last picture of him is almost unbearable. I feel worse that I did when I had to leave his remains in the cemetery. How do other people handle this?