Healing

Three Things That Helped Me Cope With Grief + Loss During The Holidays

Three Things That Helped Me Cope With Grief + Loss During The Holidays

It’s been nine holidays seasons without my mother and I still think of her and the things that we would have done together. I think of her smile, her laughter, her world renowned macaroni pie and stuffing (lol) and all of her favorite things. I wish that I could roll my eyes one more time because she said, “don’t buy me anything for Christmas, just give me money.” Lol. My mom was truly ‘The Ideal Idena’ — the Proverbs 31 woman. I miss her more than words can describe. 

Nothing can make the emptiness that I feel without her subside. I’ve learned that coping and finding my way back to joy is a choice. 

Here are three practical things that I’ve done over the years to help me to cope with my grief and loss during the holidays.