If your parent or loved one lives in another city or state, whether at home or in a senior living community, the holidays can be a difficult time if you aren’t able to spend them together. While nothing can compete with their physical presence, there are items that can help bridge that gap.
Whether you gathered as a family for Thanksgiving or are planning something big for Christmas, this season is a time for spending quality time with those you care about and are close to relationally. Unfortunately, as we get older and form families and meaningful relationships of our own, own a home, and have full-time work commitments, we do not always get to see our parents on a regular basis. While we may still idolize them, or think of them as awe-inspiring figures that time will never touch – that is often not the case. Thus, Christmastime and the holidays, in general, can become a sensitive moment in time where children realize that their parent or parents are showing signs of aging.