Are you wrestling with sadness this Christmas? While we’re mostly enjoying the season, our family has a nagging sense of pain and loss as we wait for our international adoption referral. It hurts to think that our future child might be suffering and can’t create memories with us this year.
Whatever you’re going through, I hope these are helpful reminders.
Christmas Sadness: How to Cope When the Holidays Hurt
The Christmas season is upon us, and for many it’s a time of joy, laughter and family.
But for some, it’s a time of unspoken sadness, grief and remembering loss. There are loved ones you can’t be with, unfulfilled dreams, and painful memories.
Or perhaps it’s a mixed bag; you enjoy the season, but there are still instances nagging pain.
Whatever your story, it is an emotional time of year, for good or for bad. In the hubbub of the festivities, it can be easy to shove the swell of emotions aside and just power through—and feel completed depleted afterward.
On the other hand, it can be tempting to want to pull away from it all and hibernate until January.
Click over to Equipping Godly Women to read more about how to approach the holidays in a godly way with these complexities of emotion.
Related post: You Don’t Have to Be Happy All the Time.
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Leave a comment: are the holidays painful for you? How do you cope?