Andrew’s birthday is Christmas Eve. He was a dancer. The last ballet I saw him in was Nutcracker in 2012. I bought a Snow King nutcracker that year since he was the Snow King.
This is our third Christmas. I am ready. I bought three new nutcrackers this year and am proudly displaying them on the mantle.
Take heart, my friends who grieve. With Christ and doing the next right thing, this journey does get easier. Still painful, but easier to bear.