Navigating Loss and Change During Christmas: A Personal Reflection on the Holiday Season

Navigating Loss and Change During Christmas: A Personal Reflection on the Holiday Season

It’s the most wonderful time of the year…

Until it’s not.

But my favorite holiday song continues to blare on overhead as shoppers make their way through crowded aisles, searching for the perfect gift for their loved ones. Kids in shopping carts stare bright-eyed at the toys on the shelves. Checkout lines continue to grow along with my irritation and frustration. And if one more person asks the cashier about a ten percent off coupon, I vow to put this item back and walk out.

 

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4 types of people you need on your support team: What running for chocolate taught me

 4 types of people you need on your support team: What running for chocolate taught me

I ran three miles for chocolate last Sunday.

Now I’m aware that this makes me sound extra greedy even as a “foodie,” so let me clarify. I ran for hot chocolate alongside thousands of other people on an early and windy morning in downtown Chicago. And it was so much fun!

 

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A Year in review: 3 Valuable things I learned about life during my grief journey

A Year in review: 3 Valuable things I learned about life during my grief journey

I never expected for my life to change last summer.  Last year on the fourth of July, my husband and I packed our bags, hopped on the first morning flight available and rushed down to North Carolina to be with my mother. Although the doctors sent her home on hospice just a couple days before our arrival, we went down there with every intention to pray, stand in faith as a family and watch God work a miracle.

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