Thank you everyone. Awty, great idea, separate out the thoughts but like you said when my son comes to mind then I relive all of the losses as the feelings come flooding in. A good cry is what I had and then I hugged my dog. You can swoop down and grab me anytime and yes the holidays are always a bit rough as the bitter sweet memories pop up. I will work on staying in the present and making new holiday memories.
siobhan, Thinking of the mittens put a really big smile on my face. I laugh when I think how hard it is to drive with mittens on my hands to ward off the 30 below 0 wind chills we get here in the tundra. Thank you sweetie.
Thank you for your words of wisdom and comfort. I am making lists for tommorow and I will just do it. For today I am going to do some online Christmas shopping. I will make it a point to buy the Christmas wreath for my son's grave and my hubby will hang it for me when he comes home from upnorth on Wednesday. My birth Mom died when I was about
18 months old but I do like to take out pictures of her and imagine how proud she would have been of me.
Karen, We make quite a group here as everyone is always ready to help pick you up when your feeling down. That is a warm and fuzzy feeling. I am feeling better but sometimes mornings are still a tough time for me. ((((Hugs))))
Navy, thank you for your kind words. I took them to heart.
Sue, Your prays surely helped as I am feeling better and the tears let out some of the pain I was feeling. My PCP used to tell me I was like a pressure cooker as I will let off a little steam and then keep on going until I have a major blow out. I have tried not to do that anymore by not beating back my feelings.
I thank you for the compliment on the post ~ it was a tough issue. I will not add any artificial sweetner to those recipes being posted.
Many caring hug to each of you,
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