---------------->To all my Friends with beautiful young families…
So many people around me are always telling me, “If there is anything I can do…”. Which I am so grateful for. The abundance of support I have received has been amazing. However, I have found something you can help me with.
While I love and admire all of you and your families, I was wondering if you could refrain from sending me any holiday cards this year. This thought came to me tonight as I was trying to wind my mind down, but it was keeping me awake.
We usually get a flood of Christmas cards every year, which I happen to love, as most of you know because you’ve seen the Christmas cards we would send out every year. And, if you send out cute cards, you probably like to get them too. Even though I usually look forward to these notes of good tidings, this year I am concerned if I receive any. I feel as though each card that arrives with a loving husband, wife and their kids or new babies on the front will be a trigger for me. I am triggered every day by things I cannot avoid. You wouldn’t believe them all if I told you, but IF this is something that I can avoid this year, then I will try. It reminds me of what was supposed to be and what was taken from me. Now, I’m not saying I don’t like cards around this time of year at all, because I really do! Just maybe not the, “hey, we love you, and look how beautiful and
my family is…Happy Holidays!” I think you guys get it. If you have already sent one, I am so thankful you thought of me, and I do not expect anyone to have thought that I might feel this way. I even just realized it. Please don’t worry yourself.
I can handle it. Thank you for listening and understanding beautiful friends. (Also thanks for reading my long-winded posts) 😉👍
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