We want to take a minute (really, this will only take a minute) to remind you to hold on.
Hold on when you’re making the cookie dough or casserole or whatever sentimental recipe you find yourself crying into.
Hold on when you hear that song that reminds you of your loved one.
Hold on when you find yourself thinking, “I wish they were here for this moment so badly it hurts.”
Hold on when you feel like you’re the only sad person in the whole wide world (you’re not).
Hold on during those quiet in-between moments when you feel your loved one’s absence most acutely.
Hold on because you’re going to make it.
Hold on because even though you’re sad, you’re also strong.
Hold on because you’re not the only one.
Hold on because there’s hope that next year will be better.
Hold on because the holidays are almost over.
We want to wish you all a peaceful holiday filled with warm memories and love. As you make room for friends, family, and faith, be sure to make room for your loved one’s memory as well. You may shed many tears, but remember that your grief is an expression of love and such an expression is never wrong.