Does anyone feel especially sad at the holidays?
In December 2003 my dad turned 81 and ten days later he dropped dead of a massive heart attack. He was buried two days before Christmas. His death was completely unexpected. It was really difficult making the funeral arrangements, buying food for after the service...and having people wishing me a Merry Christmas while doing these errands.
I still think of my dad often, but I don't necessarily feel depressed during the year. It's only happens when Thanksgiving rolls around and then, on December 26th, I am a happy camper again. This year seems a little bit worse because my mom is in hospice. This was always my favorite time of year, but it isn't any longer.
Does anyone was else feel especially sad at the holidays or is it just because his anniversary date coincides with his bday and the holidays? I'd really like to not feel like this every year.