Where will you be?
For a lot of people the holidays means a time for travel. For some, it could be across town and for others it is across the country. Whether by road or by air, most of us usually end up traveling some distance to be with family. Traveling can be exciting, but even though your trunk may be full of gifts you may feel that your arms are still empty. The thought of this may cause a debate with yourself, your spouse, and your family. Do we travel this year or do we choose to stay home? Along with this thought is, do you or will you accept the usual holiday invitations? What about new holiday invitations? I have heard it both ways. Do you choose to skip the usual invitations, but go to the new ones where most people there don’t know your story? For a moment, you can live the way you did before your loss. Or do you skip the new ones because people won’t understand what you’re feeling and do the usual ones because you would be with people who know and understand. Something else to think about…will you be including different activities at home for just your family?
We will continue to do what we always do for Christmas. We head to WI for an extended weekend to spend time with both of our families. Fortunately, both of our sets of parents live about six blocks from each other, so it makes it easier to see all our family. As far as invitations go during the holiday season, we don’t get many, which we are fine with. We get the usual work holiday parties, which most likely we will go to. Seeing as it is just my husband, two cats, and me at home, our family activities will remain the same. I will decorate the house, we will decorate the tree, but we are planning to add in a few new decorations this year, and there will be some holiday baking.
So, where will be? What is your plan? Share below your thoughts, tips, or ideas.