Carry on Traditions

Some of the most difficult things to do after you lose a parent are the activities you did together. Yes the holidays and anniversaries are hard but so are the little things. If mother/daughter holiday shopping trips or father/son hunting trips were something you always did, then continuing those will never be the same. That doesn’t mean you have to stop doing them. You can choose to carry on those traditions with your children or special friends or family members in their honor.

Think if you lost your child, would you want them to not do things they enjoyed? Your loved one wants you to enjoy life and be happy. Do not feel guilty continuing these activities because they are not there. Know they are there with you in spirit.

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