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Merry Christmas 2015

December 25, 2015

We can’t be with Carter Cash, but my sister made sure he had an adorable & festive photoshoot. 

The holiday feels up and down, fun and tiring, cheerful and sad. I am just trying to absorb what I can, being with the people we care about. 

I was lucky to make it this late in life without the tinge of grief touching the holidays, and I know I’m not the only one. Whatever you’re experiencing, it’s OK. There are some years that give and some that receive. 

And some just kick our ass. 

Merry Christmas to you and yours from me and mine xo

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  • Reply Rita December 26, 2015 at 7:17 am

    Merry Christmas to you, too. I hope you found joy in the day. I’ve found that the years that kicked my ass have made it easier to find joy in the ones only tinged by grief. I think they will all be tinged by grief for me now, think that just may be part of the experience of loving and growing older. Have struggled with this for some years now, but this year I was able to hold it more easily, to let the grief sit beside joy at the same table. Wish I knew how/why that was possible this year and not all the others, but I take whatever gifts I can get with gratitude.

    • Reply jtao21 January 5, 2016 at 11:21 am

      Love this image Rita “to let the grief sit beside joy at the same table.” I’m going to carry that with me this year xo

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