I got a message from a blog reader who has become a dear friend asking if we were once again doing the Candles For Missy event during the Compassionate Friends Worldwide Candle lighting event this year. I am touched she asked, and am happy to once again share pictures of candles lit in Missy's honor, as well in memory of your own loved ones lost.
The holidays are always a difficult time when it comes to grief. You want to be fully invested in the joy and celebration of the time, and yet there is this underlying feeling of loss, of grief, and sometimes of guilt when you allow yourself to fully enjoy the season. This event helps our family feel a little more connected to Missy during this time. I know it helps many others around the globe to do the same.
Thank you all for your continued love and support of our family as continue living while always missing our sweet Melissa.