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Bittersweet Holidays

In another few days we will say goodbye to 2016 and hello to 2017. This time of year for me, is a time of reflection. Most jarringly- is wondering where did the time go? While I try to be in the present, I am not always successful. What seems to be no slower than a blink of an eye, another year has passed and it is my older (and more wrinkled) face that greets me every morning. I am one of the lucky ones.

My last blog of the year is about recognizing those of us who have lost a loved one over this past year and a special ‘shout out’ to my mother who is grieving the loss of many of her close friends.
The holiday season, especially for those who have experienced the death of a close friend or relative, can be particularly difficult. Even more challenging is when the death date actually occurs on an already marked day, such as a birthday, Christmas Day, first night of Chanukah or New Year’s Eve, which is when my father died. As a result, for many of us the time can be bittersweet and the happiness of the holidays may be overshadowed by sorrow and sadness.

We have been told that time heals and I know it does. This short blog is a reminder to consider those around you who may not be celebrating.

A big thank you to my fellow bloggers and to all of you who read allaboutestates.ca on a daily basis.

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About Audrey Miller
About: Audrey Miller, Managing Director of Elder Caring Inc. has over 25 years social work and rehabilitation experience working with older individuals and their families. She advises the financial, insurance, legal and business communities regarding elder care issues. Audrey is a recognized expert in her field. Email: amiller@eldercaring.ca