I've written about grief before, and I think I mentioned how weird it is; how it can lay dormant and you practically forget about it but then....something happens or you hear a song or smell a fragrance or it just pops up out of that nowhere it was and boom! It grabs you and envelops you afresh. That is just how grief does.
The holidays can be particularly difficult, especially if this is the first Christmas or the first birthday or the first whatever was special for you. Can I please give you permission to feel the grief? I think it just gets stronger and holds you tighter in its grip the more you try to push it away, wish it away or ignore it. So let's hold hands for a moment and talk about this thing called grief.