Thirteen years ago my father-in-law died unexpectedly days before Christmas. The funeral was on the 23rd and the burial on the 27th, with sickness and chaos in between. That, a whole lot of responsibilities, and an aversion to the sentimentality of many Christmas traditions makes the season, well, not my favorite.
For many the holidays are hard. When you’re estranged from your family or members of your family are struggling, when death has made a gaping hole in your life,... Read More