Tips to help grieving hearts during holidays

By From page A7 | November 24, 2010

Ready or not, here they come: whether you are ready to face them or not, the holidays are approaching the same as any other year. For most, they represent a time for families to gather, and for Santa to spoil children, and for reflecting on the blessings of the year past. It’s a time for special presents to those that you love, and kisses stolen under the mistletoe. Unfortunately, many families across the country will be facing the empty place around the holiday table that was once filled by a beloved spouse, parent, sibling, friend, or child, who was tragically lost to an illness. And what was once a season of warmth and peace is instead filled with sadness, longing, and regret.

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