It’s that time of year. The time of tinsel and trees, of gifts and carols and cookies. The time of holidays, of jolly old elves and traveling wise men and baby Jesus in the manger. It’s the time when we gather with those we love. It’s the time when everyone celebrates, when everyone is filled with joy and gratitude.
Except for you. Except for you, for this year, you are carrying pain and loss and heartache and sorrow. You’ve lost a child, a parent, a loved one. You’re facing yet another year with no baby in your arms. You’ve suffered divorce. You’ve lost your job. They’re foreclosing on your home. You’ve been ill. You’ve been diagnosed. There’s pain in your life, in your heart, in your relationships.
I’m honored to share about grief during the holidays over at Mamalode today. Click here to read the rest.