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Every year there are reasons to celebrate, but it can be painfully complicated when you need to celebrate and grieve at the same time. Birthdays, anniversaries, holidays -- they all keep coming month after month. How do we handle them so we can make new memories? Find links below to get your creativity flowing. Read on for a few ideas to help you find the balance between celebrating the Here & Now with the need to celebrate and remember your loved one too.
Birthdays are a wonderful time to remember the things your loved one loved to do -- things that made them uniquely them and special to you. It doesn't have to be a fishing trip to Alaska. Think smaller! What can you do to honor their passions to show that you were paying attention and you cared about what made them happy. Fishing on a lake, or even making wild Alaskan salmon for dinner together with your family or friends, can be a celebration of your memories. Bake a cake and celebrate sharing this life with them while they were here.
There is something so lovingly special about a handwritten letter. On your special day, find a place to be alone with your thoughts and write a love letter. Thank your loved one for all the things you carry with you to this day because of your time with them. It can be as simple as having taught you how to make guacamole to as deep as how to love unconditionally. You can:
Fathers' Day/Mothers' Day
For children and the parents left behind, these holidays can be the most painful to experience. For a quiet celebration, write down or sit and talk about all the traits, characteristics and values that have been given to them by their loved one.
Let them know all these things on these special days. It can become a tradition if you write them all down and add to them each year as the children grow and change.
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