Today we should be celebrating Eric's 46th birthday, one of my oldest and closest friends. Instead, we are commemorating the fact he's been dead for four weeks already. How is it even possible I'm writing this sentence?! How is this nightmare reality?
From a young age, we're told Christmas is the one time of the year we need to spend with our loved ones. But no one prepares you for that time when your loved ones are no longer there. Having lost several family members to cancer, Christmas isn't that obvious 'merry' time for me. In this blog post I'm talking about coping with grief at Christmas.