SILENT NIGHT

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Silent night, holy night All is calm, all is bright Round yon Virgin Mother and Child Holy Infant so tender and mild Sleep in heavenly peace Sleep in heavenly peace Silent night, holy night! Shepherds quake at the sight Glories stream from heaven afar Heavenly hosts sing Alleluia! Christ, the Saviour is born Christ, the […]

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BEREAVED CHILDREN & THE HOLIDAYS

Dec 17

December 17th was my youngest daughter’s birthday. It’s another birthday to celebrate her, the accomplishments she has made in her life, the love she has given to all of us, and the gifts she has shared freely with the world. It’s also another birthday celebrated without her dad. In fact, it’s the 25th birthday she has […]

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I WANTED TO CANCEL CHRISTMAS!

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Gerry died on October 24th and his funeral was October 30th. Then, just as it is today, within hours of the stores selling out of Hallowe’en costumes and candy, the shelves transformed overnight for the holidays. Tinsel, tree skirts, sparkly ornaments, candy canes, and anything else that was glittery and gold was now the prominent […]

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WAYS TO GET THROUGH THE HOLIDAYS AFTER LOSS

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Christmas is generally a time rich with tradition and jam-packed with joyful festivities. We look forward to spending the holidays with family and friends, exchanging gifts, indulging in delectable treats and reminiscing about the good old days. On the other hand, for bereaved families, the tinsel, decorated trees, and angelic singing of Silent Night, are […]

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