My son lost two of his closest PH/Transplant friends over the past few years at Christmas. This year he lost another friend on his birthday(A week before Thanksgiving). We try to maintain the joy that is the season but it’s with heavy hearts that we remember the loss that we have endured.
We have a special periwinkle Christmas candle that we light in memory of those we have lost and we share special memories that make us smile. We know that they wouldn’t want us to be sad but it’s hard not to feel the sorrow during these difficult anniversaries.
It’s hard enough to lose friends to PH but when it’s around a holiday or special celebration like a birthday, it makes it that much harder. Have you experienced this kind of loss and if so, how do you cope? How do you find happy ways to remember those you have lost when you feel their absence during holiday’s?
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