We’re once again adjusting our definition of normal and trying to reestablish some sense of normalcy in our lives.
Mr. Bubbinsky’s grandmother, Tita, passed away on December 20th. We were all close to her and it’s a huge loss to the family. It’s so difficult to give the kids a “normal” Christmas even though their great-grandmother is not there. She has been a consistent presence in their lives and she is missed terribly. I’m glad we were able to see her often and create wonderful memories with her. We were also able to spend time with her during her last days and say all the things that we needed to say before she passed.
Grief and mourning are so individual and personal to everyone. Mr. Bubbinsky comes from a large family and everyone is reacting differently to Tita’s death. There is no manual for how someone will feel, how someone will express their grief. We’ve been doing everything possible to give our kids the space and opportunity to grieve in their own ways and to remind them that even though we are all sad we have to continue living life and honoring her life in the things that we do.
Happy holidays from our family to yours! We hope you’re enjoying your reason for the season and really taking the time and opportunity to be with the people you love.