Grief has no time or calendar, it could be recent or a long time.
Grief is a very powerful emotion, there is an aching void and emptiness in the heart and home. A treasured loved one is gone!
What do I do?
How do I pack away the clothes, the toys, the memories?
Should I pack them away?
How do I file the necessary papers?
Death certificates, ugh!
Maybe if I had just fluffed the pillow or listened, then it might have been different.
Is it my fault?
I cannot find my God...
There is healthy grief and unhealthy grief, during the holidays and in the off season. The difference is what activities and what company to keep. Avoid negative people, and situations that are dangerous to body, mind, and Spirit, (and especially bank account).
For those who face the holidays and look in the mirror of loneliness and grief, do not shy away from or even hesitate to reach out to someone with a safe and willing ear, an open heart and someone who lets you express yourself, and you know it is safe.
Get it out!
Cry it out!
Scream it out!
Pray it out!
"Yea though I walk through the valley of the shadow of death, I will fear no evil for Thou art with me. Thy rod and Thy staff they comfort me"