Holidays: Celebrating through Grief

Ever noticed that grief compounds? It’s collective. You feel sad about today’s hurt; and suddenly you’re thinking about grief from decades or years or months ago. You hurt now, but you remember Grandma, and that uncle, that child… and the pain still feels fresh.

And holidays can intensify all those feelings. Grief has a way of shattering the possibility of a “Holly, Jolly Christmas”. It’s hard to feel like this is the “Most Wonderful Time of the Year” when what you want most is time with someone you loved…

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About Heidi

I'm a pastor's wife, striving to live generously. I'm also a homeschooling, gardening, knitting, cooking, reading mom.
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