Five ways to help those remembering Babyloss this holiday season– I really like this article- it’s short, it’s sweet and it’s to the point. Having survive one holiday and bracing myself for the next, I can already appreciate somethings my family has done (especially #2- something I was worried about, but worked out just fine). I would also add that holidays may be a time you’re seeing people for the first time since loss (especially if it’s year one)- I’d want them to know saying something is better than saying nothing at all (it’s in the vein of #5). Even in a large group, it could be easy to avoid the bereaved parents, so simply saying hello and letting them know you’ve been thinking of them is an easy way to do so. I had a cousin do just that at thanksgiving- and it was a pleasant surprise.
Darkness and Light– this really got me thinking about the contrast and and honestly the seasons- how now that winter is approaching its peak darkness, how that may affect our grief (not the total intention of the article). Winter is my grieving season and early darkness doesn’t help.
Twelve Days of Christmas- Have you been following? All the posts are great reads during this prelude to the holidays and some have spoken to me veery intensely.
This compassionate dog… Ok, i know this isn’t related to grief, but it’s about compassion. Wouldn’t you want a friend to wake you up from a nightmare?