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Surviving Anniversaries

Written by Clara Hinton  

We learn from little up to mark special dates on our calendars. We write those dates in our journals. And, we anticipate several holidays each year. We love to celebrate joyful anniversaries! Our culture promotes this tradition of making note of special days and taking time away from our daily routine in order to observe anniversary dates.

When a child dies, there often is an entirely new slant on the way we view special anniversaries such as birthdays, a baby’s due date, family vacations, or other significant days. Often, these anniversary days that were once anticipated with such joy have now become a source of dread and fear. The question is asked, “How will I survive the day?” An