Christmas with a side serve of sadness and a big splash of tears

People say that the first of all the special occasions after you loose a loved one is always hard. 
My birthday was hard enough as I mourned for the woman that bought me into this world.  The ONE person who I should be sharing my birth day with me, wasn't there.

Christmas is tinted with so much sadness as we remember the Christmas days gone by with mum here to make a fuss.  It is hard not to.   The thought of a new year fills me with sadness as we officially say goodbye.  As crazy as that sounds. I feel like it is the last link.

The New Year means a family wedding and lots of new beginnings, so I must grasp on tight to that and not let go.

Cheers to new beginnings and moving on. 

How do you cope with the silly season?