Nowhere and at no time is grief more acute than on those holidays when we celebrate our connectedness to others: Thanksgiving, Hanukkah, Christmas, Birthdays, Anniversaries. Our loved one, present in memory only, seems so near to our remembered senses that their presence feels almost palpable. The acute, vividness of our memories of times when we were not alone makes the absence of our loved one all the harder to bear. If you are grieving, acutely and painfully feeling a loss of a precious loved one, this post is for you. I am praying for your comfort.