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Sunday, December 12, 2010

Honoring Losses During the Holidays

As festive and wonderful this time of year can be with celebrations, gifts, family, traditions and decorations it can also be a time to remember those we have lost in our life that are special to us. This may be a parent, grandparent, sibling, friend or even a lost pregnancy or grieving the emptiness that comes with the inability to get pregnant.

Select an ornament for your tree, light a special candle, donate to a charity that supports a cause that is very dear to you or create your own tradition to honor the memory of those lost. 

Each year I have a special ornament on my Christmas tree in memory of my loss!  It is always the last ornament to go on the tree. It is my way of honoring and remembering where I have been on this journey.


  1. This is a lovely idea. Christmas can be so painful when it seems that sadness is forbidden, rather than another presence in the midst of it all.

  2. I participated in two different ornament swaps this year to remember our loss. It helped remind me that I'm not alone in this and feel really connected to the universe (as corny as that sounds). Hope you had an amazing Christmas and great 2011! Lots of love from ICLW #110!