Surviving the Family at Christmas

‘Love is what’s in the room with you at Christmas if you stop opening presents and listen’ (Bobby – age 7).  In an ideal world this would indeed be the case. One of the best  parts of Christmas can be family get togethers, however it can also...
Time to Rebuild

Time to Rebuild

So we start the countdown to Christmas, and for our family this year it is tinged with sadness.  There is an empty chair in the room.  My mum has been with us for Christmas for all but one of my daughter’s 13 years, and facing the time without her is going to be...