Childless feel worse at Christmas

I debated about posting this. I don’t want to bum people out with this blog, but I need some love tonight. As most of you know, my husband passed away earlier this year. And like you, I don’t have any kids. Well, I got the Christmas boxes out to decorate the house and put up my fake tree and discovered I just couldn’t do it this year. The whole Christmas thing just makes me feel more alone. It all speaks of a house full of people, and I don’t have that.

Today I got one of those Christmas card photos from a friend who is posing with her husband, daughters and grandchildren. It’s a beautiful picture, and it’s fun to see how much they’ve changed since I saw them last. But it makes me sad. To think I could have had that just kills me. My picture would show me and a dog. Most of the time, that’s fine, but today . . . it just hurts.

Maybe you’re feeling down this time of year, too. We need to support each other. How are you doing?

I have been reading a childless blog by a woman called loribeth. It’s called The Road Less Travelled. She talks about the holidays, too, plus a lot of other great posts. Check it out.

Thanks for letting me whine.