I survived Valentine's Day.
My Mom died twenty years ago and my heart still twists when I hear Christmas Carols.
Living with the death of a loved one can become even more difficult and lonesome during the holidays. For those experiencing loss, festive music and twinkling lights lose their luster; instead they conjure up the dread of the upcoming season.
How do we survive such a season full of jingle bells, Christmas songs and loud joy when the hole in our heart is still gaping and so painful?