Friday, February 3, 2012

The Holiday of Love

~ author unknown, but originally posted in a TCF (The Compassionate Friends) Newsletter in Chicago, ILL and sent to us for our blog by Cynthia Gromanski

     Valentine’s day, a day of remembering our loved ones with small gifts and great feelings.
     When your child was living, did you often remember him or her on Valentine’s Day with a card or a balloon, perhaps a gift of candy or something special that was wanted?  So, why stop that tradition?
     Remember your child with love on this special day.  A single rose left at a grave; a special photo in a nice frame to sit on the mantle.  These are ideas from  an article in an old magazine.  It seems like a pretty good idea too!  What a better way to celebrate the Holiday of Love than by enjoying fond memories of your child.
     Try making his or her favorite dinner and treating the family.  Use special photos scattered around the table to talk about some fun facts about him or her.  It’s important to show the others in the family how much they are also love, so don’t forget some small Valentine’s gifts for them too!
     Just because our hearts are broken, we don’t need to ignore the “Holiday of Love.”

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