In November I do find myself becoming aware of the things I am most grateful for…so I want to send out a great big thank you to all of those who make BTF a success in helping our families heal. For you, we are so thankful. We couldn’t be more grateful for each and every one of you. Also, I want to wish everyone a very Happy Thanksgiving. If there is one thing I’ve learned through my grief journey, it’s that even with great sadness it is possible to have great joy… even at this time of year. So to all of our bereaved parents and for anyone who has lost a loved one and feels their absence, it is possible to feel both emotions at once. We know the sadness never really goes away, but let’s not miss the moments of sweetness with those who are still here with us.
As Christmas and the New Year approaches, may we find a way to make someone else’s day a little brighter. We are all carrying burdens… some big, some small…but we all have them. Empathy is something that definitely has grown bigger in my character, which I tribute to having great loss. Even the smallest of gestures can mean a lot to someone who may be struggling with sadness, grief, anxiety, uncertainty, and loneliness.