- November 11th would have been our third wedding anniversary.
- December 10th would have been Michael's fifty-fifth birthday.
- December 22nd is my birthday.
- And, of course, there's Thanksgiving, Christmas, and New Year's.
As for the standard holidays, I do not want them to be the same for me this year as they have been in years past. I need a change. I'm thinking about going down to San Diego to have Thanksgiving with my aunt's family, but what to do about Christmas?
I'm open to suggestions - especially from those who've had to get through that first year after the loss of a spouse or other significant family member.