Often, one of the most difficult times to live with the loss of a loved one is during the holidays. Through late fall and at the start of winter, every day can get filled with various memories and emotions. It can get confusing, seeing everyone moving about, decking the halls with colorful boughs of holly, but you are grief-stricken and don’t have the energy to expend to get out of bed and face the day.
Grief counseling professionals from AMERICUS HOSPICE, INC. encourage clients who are grieving a loss of a loved one to acknowledge what we are truly feeling, which is that we miss them and it hurts to spend the holidays without them.
Think about how you would like to honor and remember your loved one during this special time of the year. Did you have any special holiday traditions that you used to do together? Whatever traditions you choose, make sure they evoke more of the feelings you want to feel – peace, joy, gratitude, hope, love, warmth, and connection.