Don't apoligize for remembering the ones we have lost. It honors their memory to remember them..
They gave meaning to our lives and just because it's unpleasant to talk about grief, loss,, and death does not mean it doesn't exist.
I can guarantee you that Caroline has though about her brother and her mom many times since their death and the holidays only bring it on even stronger. Cateknits
Hugs to you sweetie.. I am so sorry to hear you lost your mom. We lost my dad this year and this is first holiday season without him.. I love and I miss him but I am not going to NOT talk about him not being here. .. because our whole family is thinking about it anyway... Just because they are gone does not mean our love died with them..
Thank you for reminding us that for some people the holidays are a difficult time.. It's an excellent reason to reach and show love to others..
Hugs to you all