Breaking Bread: How Sharing a Meal Comforts the Soul

It’s Thanksgiving week, and many of us will be gathering together with friends and family on Thursday to relax, spend time together, watch football, and – of course – dig into mountains of turkey, stuffing, and pie!

While there is always much to be grateful for, at Krause Funeral Homes and Cremation Service, we are keenly aware that the holidays can be an incredibly difficult time for those who have lost loved ones. Whether their passing was recently or years ago, that empty chair at the Thanksgiving table still stings doesn’t it? If that is your experience this holiday season, please know you’re not alone. We can offer you a number of grief resources, including Milwaukee-area support groups and even online, interactive grief support. If you need to talk to one of our caring, compassionate staff members, you can always connect by calling 414-464-4640.

Breaking Bread: How Sharing a Meal Comforts the Soul...www.krausefuneralhome.comWhile you have to give yourself a lot of patience during the holidays if you’ve experienced a loss, and some traditions might initially seem painful, you might be surprised at how gathering around that family feast can help heal your heart.

Since the beginning of time, it seems, humans have gathered together during big life events – including times of sorrow. You’ll always find at these get-togethers an exchange of stories along with expressions of affection. But what else do you typically find? Food! And lots of it. There’s a reason why they call it “comfort food.” Breaking bread with people who love you and who loved your friend or family member brings a unique sense of comfort.

This is why Krause Funeral Homes and Cremation Service is the first funeral home in Wisconsin to obtain a state license to offer in-house catering facilities, including beer and wine. We offer comfortable visitation rooms and a full reception area so that before or after a service loved ones can gather and share a very precious time together. We can create a formal, elegant environment, or make it as comfortable and laid back as you’d like. Everyone is comforted in different ways.

Something very special happens at these gatherings, as friends and family members reminisce about their loved one. Many people consider it a critical part of the grieving process. We will do everything possible to help the families we serve along on their journey of healing.

All of us here at Krause sincerely wish you a very Happy Thanksgiving. As you glance around the family table on Thursday, be reminded that even during the darkest of times, there is always reason to hope and always reason to give thanks.

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