I personally have two friends that just lost their mothers this month, another that lost her father just last month. And others that have lost their children.
Please remember to be kind in your words and gentle in your tone as you never know what another person is dealing with.
Blessing to each and everyone of you, not only for the holidays but everyday of the year. May the coming year bring brighter blessings, joyous new memories, and a lessening of the grief you may be feeling this year.