Saying a prayer, making a toast or serving a favorite dish of your lost child can help also. If you celebrate his or her life, it makes for less guilt if you want to celebrate your holiday. I find it so for myself. Again, it is not an easy time. If you do not want to celebrate or are not ready to be with people, that is okay too. There will always be holidays in the coming years. Do whatever you can and what is best for you. Tell friends and family of your intentions calmly and firmly. Do not be drawn into long discussions and explanations.
So sorry you have not heard form me in a while. As I have mentioned in previous blogs, I have not been well. I will have to have surgery in early January. You may not hear from me for several weeks after that. I ask for your prayers and positive energy for a good outcome to my surgery and a speedy recovery.
May you find some peace over the holidays and in the upcoming weeks.