Facing the New Year after Losing a Child

Updated: Jan 14


woman holding a sparkler
Not-so Happy New Year

The New Year represents hope, new beginnings, and change. I think that's why it hurts so much. When you've lost a child celebrations can feel all wrong. Holidays like the New Year are meant to be celebrated with friends and family, but there is a gaping hole in your family. Who can possible think of celebrating when your child is missing?


Major holidays like this also mark the passing of time.


You may feel more alone at this time of year as you watch those around you celebrate, have fun, and make exciting resolutions for change in the coming year; people exclaiming they are ready to live happier lives! Yet, here we are: another year without our children.