When Grief Comes Crashing Down: Post Holiday Blues

It’s a paradox really-that grieving hearts can be more anxious and more sorrowful BEFORE and AFTER a milestone day, birthday or holiday than on the day itself.

That’s not true for everyone, but it’s a frequent comment in our closed bereaved parent groups.

Fearful anticipation of how awful it MIGHT be can work me up into a frenzy.

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Read the rest here: Post Holiday Blues: When The Grief Comes Crashing Down

Author: Melanie

I am a shepherd, wife and mother of four amazing children, three that walk the earth with me and one who lives with Jesus. This is a record of my grief journey and a look into the life I didn't choose. If you are interested in joining a community of bereaved parents leaning on the promises of God in Christ, please like the public Facebook page, "Heartache and Hope: Life After Losing a Child" and join the conversation.

5 thoughts on “When Grief Comes Crashing Down: Post Holiday Blues”

  1. This was our first Christmas without our son. It was so so sad. It’s just haunting me every day. I agree before and after are worse than the day of. I can tell my other sons are sad. It’s just plain old no fair that God would let this happen💔😥

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  2. This is so true. Working up to Christmas was hard but the day after was very difficult. Starting the day of 2021 will not be easy as it will be the beginning of the first year without my son.

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  3. I’ve felt this always! The anticipation seems to be way worse than the day. Relief when the day finally arrives. Sometimes the day after im left feeling empty and flat.

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