The holiday season can be bittersweet for those who have experienced loss.
Empty places at the table remind us of what’s missing. Songs sailing through the air and scents wafting from the kitchen can also spark unasked-for recollections.
Many of us take a quiet moment to remember those who have crossed over to the other side. We carry their memories and lessons.
In this season of appreciation, I am grateful to have a wonderful family, friends and colleagues.
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