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The First Christmas After Loss

We don't know who wrote this but thought it was great encouragement and an acknowledgement of how so many people feel at Christmas. We're praying for you if you're missing someone you love. 

The first Christmas after you lose someone you love is hard.

You won’t feel like celebrating, but you’ll go along with it. For the kids. For the family.

It will hurt. The presents not bought. The chair not sat in. The memories of past Christmases that threaten to suck the joy out of the whole day. But you will get through it. You may even smile through the tears. It’s okay.

If you can, thank God for the Christmases you had with them. Start a new tradition in their memory. And remember the love you shared through the holidays.