This Christmas will be the first Christmas without my mother; she passed away in February 2016. The holidays are rough without her and we are trying new traditions this year. Although the three of us kids are still grieving – we are challenging the grief to move us forward. Into a place of joy and to prove that she taught us all to love and to realize there is no recovery. My Mother always used to say, “Life continues, Life goes on…Life is for the living.”
Our loved ones will be remembered – as we keep telling the stories making the recipes and singing the songs. My Mom always prided herself with an excellent voice and sang extra loud in church; this year I will sing out loud the Christmas carols and think of her.