What are the grieving to do at this time of year? Every feeling is magnified during the holidays. Emotions swing from being able to make it through, to no I can’t do it. When I look at this photo it makes me happy. The family all together celebrating each other and loving traditions, to how I feel to have Jack’s seat empty. I am so sad, and all I can do is share my suffering so others know they are not alone.
It is a desperate feeling, this grief.
I am including the link to an editorial piece I wrote, it is on the elephant journal website, titled Happy Holidays? Coping with grief through the holiday season.
I am posting this as a blog. I haven’t posted one since May. I plan to write more in the upcoming months. I have discovered more about addiction and recovery and the resources available as well as more steps I have taken to heal myself. I am hoping this sharing will find you and help you.