Halloween and Grief: When the Nightmare Is Real

October 31, 2014 7:51 PM

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Halloween and Grief: When the Nightmare Is Real

This is the first year I've seen other posts and articles about how ridiculously hard this holiday is for grieving people, and I'm so glad the word is getting out. All it takes is a few people telling the truth about their experience, and that opens the gates for others to speak up, too.

One dear friend pointed out this morning how hard it is to reconcile the cemetery where she takes her very young child to visit her father's grave with the plastic headstones all over town, the scary way graveyards are depicted, not just at Halloween, but in many children's stories.

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