The stockings have been hung with care, the tree lights are twinkling and the air is filled with the delicious aroma of a holiday feast. Yet, you still can’t seem to get into the season’s spirit.
For most people, the holidays are joyous time of year. It’s the season for festive family get-togethers, caroling with friends and the spreading of holiday cheer. But if you’ve recently lost a loved one—or even if they passed away years ago—the holiday season can be an especially difficult time.
Here at Tim Stewart Funeral Home, we know firsthand that this is often the hardest time of year for those grappling with grief. Whether you celebrate Christmas, Hanukkah, Ramadan or Kwanza, the holidays are steeped in tradition—and it’s usually a time when we reflect on the past. Of course, thinking about years past can be terribly painful if you’re missing a loved one.
Fortunately, there are some things you can do to honor your loved and survive the holidays. Even the simplest acts can offer you a sense of comfort and peace during this difficult time. Here are a few suggestions:
During the holidays, many survivors choose to light a candle in honor of their loved one. Whether you light a candle at church, a memorial service or simply in your home, this is a meaningful way to honor your loved one’s memory during the holidays.
If you are struggling this holiday season and aren’t sure where to turn, don’t hesitate to contact us at Tim Stewart Funeral Homes & Crematory. Call (770) 962-3100 or visit www.stewartfh.com. We will help you in any way possible and can point you in the direction of local grief support groups and holiday memorial services in the area.
May your holidays be filled with comfort and peace!