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The Approaching Holiday Season

As the holiday season gets closer I can feel a veil of sadness descending on me. Sometimes I wish that I could close my eyes and when I open them again it is the first of January.

My mom passed away the Monday after Thanksgiving two years ago. When a life-changing event, such as the death of a loved one or a break up of a marriage or romance, happens around a holiday, future celebrations of that holiday can be depressing. I have a hard time with both Thanksgiving and Christmas holidays. I celebrate both holidays with family and friends. I am thankful for the time that we spend together. I always have a good time; however, the joy that I used to feel during the Thanksgiving and Christmas holidays is diminished. I don’t know if I’ll ever feel the same about either holiday.

3 Responses to “The Approaching Holiday Season”

  1. Elena

    Ahh dear Linda. My heart feels for you. My mom died 21 years ago and the holidays were so hard for me for a long time. My dad remarried after 5 years but the gal he married put a big wall between all of us kids and him. I was single until 7 years ago. So many years I was alone during the holidays. God did give me wonderful friends and helped me through those difficult times. I do miss my mom still and I know how you feel. You are in my prayers for the holiday season dear friend. Lots of Hugs, Elena

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  2. Ciss B

    Linda,I am so sorry that something as wrenching as losing your mom mars your Holidays. I hope you can spend the days from Thanksgiving to Christmas remembering all that was special to her during this time of the year.I've done that by picking up some of my mom's traditions. She made Christmas cookies that were so special and I spend the weeks before baking with my grandkids to honor her love of the Season..

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