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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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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