It is not easy saying good-bye no matter how many times we face the death of someone close to us. The sadness can become extremely heightened during the holiday season. We know that we are supposed to be happy and grateful, but the memories come rushing back.
For me, I can often isolate myself in my grief. I have learned through all of this that my friends and family are a gift. Every minute is a precious gift. I pray that if you have experienced grief this past year or so, you can find strength through the loved ones who are still with you. I think it's ok to be sad, if you miss those special people. Just know that you are not alone.