|Kayelle and Edward J Allen|
Now, apparently it's also true that people start looking alike when they've been together a long time, so in case you're wondering, I'm the one in the white shirt without the hat.
On a more serious note...For those who have lost loved ones this year (myself included), hold on. They say time heals but to be honest, time can be brutal. What works for me is investing in those I still have around me. Being vulnerable and honest and allowing myself to feel what I feel. It's the hardest thing I've ever done. My "coping" mechanism is by nature, avoidance. Learning to both enjoy the present and cherish the past is far from easy. If I do it every day I hope it will get easier. I know I'm not alone, even though sometimes I feel that way. I hope if you are having a hard time during the holidays that you'll reach out to someone else who needs a moment of hope. Be assured -- everyone needs hope.
Romance Lives Forever will not have guests on Christmas Eve and Christmas Day. Look for more starting the 27th. On Dec 31st I'll be sharing a note about what's ahead on RLF. There are some wonderful plans underway.
Merry Christmas and Happy Holidays!
~ Kayelle Allen
Owner of the Romance Lives Forever blog