My most incredible childhood memories were with my parents around the holidays. They made it special for my sisters and me, but after the loss of our parents as children, I would go on to detest the holidays.
I lived with my grandmother for six years, but I felt like an orphan whenever the holidays rolled around. All my cousins, aunts and uncles would come to celebrate, but I was the only one without parents.
Eventually, when I had my children, the holidays weren’t so lonely any longer because it became about bringing them joy. However, my children are now adults, and therefore, I’ve had to find a way to embrace them rather than allow sadness. How to Enjoy the Holidays Often loss, loneliness and sadness are associated with the holidays —Read more on themighty.com