Often bereaved parents dread the major holiday season that starts in November and lasts through January. We brace ourselves for THOSE days because they loom large on the calendar and give fair warning.
But the year is chock full of minor holidays and other celebrations that require just as much emotional energy as the “big” ones.
If I’m not careful, they will slip up on me and drain me dry.
So here’s how I try to approach them.
It helps my heart.
Maybe it will help yours too. ❤
One of the most challenging things that faced me immediately after Dominic’s funeral was that we had two college graduations, Mother’s Day, Father’s Day, his birthday, a wedding and my own thirtieth wedding anniversary within two months.
Thankfully we had some amazing friends and family that stepped up and filled in the gaps.
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