It’s been years since I began blogging on being a widow. I want to thank you for all your support. Hundreds of widows have visited my blog and Facebook page with many leaving comments that I have personally found inspiring.
We alone understand the challenges that widows face every day. It’s not an easy journey, but being able to share our thoughts and fears have helped us to heal our broken hearts.
We are in the holiday triangle – Thanksgiving, Christmas and New Year’s Eve. Anyone of these holidays can knock us down, but all three back to back wears us down to the point of despair. It doesn’t matter what we do to make it easier, nothing seems right. Without our loved ones it all seems meaningless and even painful.
I have made it through these holidays twelve times and here I am again. Same holidays, same loneliness. Yes, I’m more balanced and happier – but holidays without Donnie are still nothing like the past.
How are you going to get through the holidays? It’s totally up to you – retreat to your bed and wait for it all to pass or make an effort to spend at least some time with family, friends and even neighbours. Honestly, you don’t have to do anything that your not ready for. But, it may surprise you that when you make some effort to be sociable, it can make your journey a little bit easier.