Kate has recently written a book "Letters to Grief" which she is offering free of charge to any of us that would like it. All we need to do is click on the link before the end of the day today. Kate is a wonderful writer and I am looking forward to reading her letters.
Today's prompt from Kate is Dear....
Tis the season to be jolly, however I find it can also be the season of melancholy. For many, perhaps even most of us, it is a season where we sorely miss all of those who were and are dear to us and are no longer or can't be here with us to celebrate.
It is at this time of year that we seem to miss them even more than we usually do. Whether they have passed from this world, moved away from the area or are deployed over seas, many families suffer a feeling of loss during this time of year.
I especially miss my dear brother, who chose to take his own life on December 11th. The anniversary is near and it is always so difficult. Difficult because we miss him. Difficult because I feel as if, somehow, I failed him. I feel as if there may have been something I could have done, or said, or gotten across to him that would have let him know that he could never be a burden to us and that we loved him so very much.