If I'm not careful, I become a grinch at Christmas time. My emotions can get the better of me. I support myself and the kids using several strategies and traditions so that despite our loss we feel connected, loved, grateful and cheerful throughout the lead up to Christmas and on the day itself.
My number one priority is to find joy and play every day for myself and to share fun activities with my children. The more the better! It is essential to balance my grief and stay connected to life.
Most days I write about and reflect upon emotion-full memories. Frivolity as a counter balance is essential.