It is easy to get caught up in what the holidays "should look like".....festivities, fun, celebrations, joy etc. However, if you have a loved one that is ill, the holidays may not be so fun.
This article is a good reminder of what the holidays truly are meant to be ~ a time to reflect, ability be with loved ones, celebrating and cherishing the moments of love.
For those that are ill, facing tragedy or facing death, the holidays is simply about what is meaningful - being together, supporting and loving each other (even if we have to do it remotely).
Here are snippets from this article:
Modify expectations and traditions
Bring the holidays to your loved ones, if possible.
Don't over do it. Allow time to be present.
Enjoy the sounds of the season.
Share family memories and stories.