We would like to express our gratitude to all of our readers. We hope our words and stories have blessed your journey and made your travels a little lighter. Please let us know if there is anything you would like us to write about in the coming year.
We pray that all of you have a very Merry Christmas and a Blessed New Year. May you be able to spend some time taking care of yourself in this busy season. Allow yourself to say no when you need to and to say yes to those things/events that you want in your life at this time.
Whether you are a new widow, well on your widowhood journey, or looking for resources for a friend, we hope that our words and stories will benefit your journey and guide you along your way. Here are some blogs that we have written that may help you this holiday season:
- Please remember to take care of yourself
- Holiday Traditions and Grief
- Holiday Stress and Widowhood
- It’s OK to respond in your own way to event invitations
- It’s OK to keep old traditions, and it’s OK to have new traditions
- It’s OK to prepare for the holidays in your own way
- Unsent Christmas Cards
- Christmas Preparations
Even without the added stress and pressure of grief, this time of year can be overwhelming. Give yourself the gift of time by scheduling some time alone if needed. Also, plan to spend some time with those who bring you joy or provide needed support for you. Remember, this is your journey. While others are well-meaning, they sometimes cannot understand our grief journey as they are not traveling it. Don’t feel guilty about what you cannot do. Remember --no is a complete sentence and needs no further explanation. Celebrate what you can do this season.
Celebrate where you can.
Enjoy what you can and let others do what you cannot.
In the meantime, let HIS warmth and love surround you as we celebrate HIS birth.
May Peace and Blessings surround you this season, and may you find comfort and joy in this season. Merry Christmas to all of you!
Teresa & Jeni
PS: For additional support, you can download our free copy of 10 Ways to Move Forward After Loss
Torn in Half: The First Days as a resource for the first days after a loss - available on Amazon in paperback and ebook.