Coming up over the next week, we’ll be offering Christmas prayers & reflections specifically for those who who have experienced loss. You can follow these posts via Facebook, Twitter, and Pinterest (see the board: Grieving at Christmas). You can also check back here as we’ll be including links to the things we post here.
Have you lost a child through miscarriage, stillbirth, or other tragedy? Is Christmas difficult for you because of infertility or a child’s illness? We’d love hear your insights – what traditions, quotes, prayers, reflections, etc have helped you over the emotional hurdles of the holidays?
Coping with Loss at Christmas Tips
Resources for Purchase
|Getting Past Christmas offers holiday help ideas for coping during the Christmas season. Offers ten important ideas for taking care of yourself during this holiday. Author: Carlene Vester Encroth.<Only $0.50! (plus shipping)|
|This Baby In Angel Wings resin statue makes a special Christmas decoration, ornament, or nativity scene addition to help remind you of your little one during the holiday season.|
|The Tiny Flower Necklace is a meaningful and touching Christmas gift for the mother who has lost a child due to miscarriage, stillbirth, or infant death this year. Card reads: “A tiny flower lent not given, to bud on earth and bloom in heaven.”|
|In Blessed are Those Who Mourn: Comforting Catholics in Their Time of Grief, the author looks at the many causes of grief including chronic illness, aging, the wear and tear of life, and, of course, death. The remaining portion of the book is devoted to ways we can use our time of grieving to reach out to others through the Blessed Sacrament, the Works of Mercy, as well as looking at the ways grief and anger are related|