Christmas is now over
Now that the Christmas period is over, have you ever wondered why every holiday season is like torture for a bereaved parent? It’s because they really are. To watch your other children, play and open presents, the sound and laughter fills the room but at the same time knowing that someone isn’t there. How can you be happy and sad at the same time without the feeling of guilt, hurt or sorrow of loss.
Not to sound patronising, just imagine if you can, living every holiday without your children while watching others around you enjoying the festive season. That is why holidays are always and forever hard for bereaved parents. Don’t wonder why or even try to understand. Just know you don’t have to understand in order to be a friend and show human compassion. Why not consider supporting and loving some bereaved parents next holiday season instead of the avoidance of contact. It will be the best gift you could ever give them.