Pam Brubaker’s loss of her mother not too long before this interview was recorded really brought home to Pam that grief is an individual experience. Although Pam has been a grief support group facilitator for many years, the loss of someone so close can affect us regardless of the amount of knowledge we have about grief. There are some aspects of grief that we just need to go through. Pam encourages us not to be too hard on ourselves as we deal with grief, but we have to do the work of grief if we want to reengage in life again after a loss. Understanding of the grieving process has it’s advantages and will help us on this journey.
Pam Brubaker has facilitated the GriefCare series for 25 years which is offered three times a year at Bayside Church of Granite Bay. For more information or to register, Pam can be reached at 916.300.8776.