This is too good not to share. Thanks Erin for a brilliantly well written piece of advice. I’m just so sorry it has been written through your own personal experience.
As we trim our trees and sing our carols, there are families suffering. In Newtown, CT, 26 families are approaching this Christmas without someone they love. Someone who died too soon. Someone they can’t breathe without.
What do you say to someone who has lost a child at Christmas? Many avoid the family, thinking they don’t want to be bothersome. Some come up with cliche’ saying that will make the speaker feel like they did their part, but will not help console the grieving. If you have never experienced a loss like this, it is difficult to know what to say or how to act.
Do you say Merry Christmas? Do you ask How are you? Do you invite them over for a party?
These families most likely do not want to celebrate Christmas in the traditional way. They may cling to the gift of Jesus, our Saviour and the…
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