Christmas Eve is the hardest time of the year for so many families, the day when children and lost loved ones are close in our hearts and minds and missing grows stronger and suffering deepens.
The light of love for families all over the world is what carries us through these dark days. In each one of us who does this work, in each parent who suffers and transmogrifies that suffering to help others, in every person who understands the pain which is caused by the loss of a child still living, there is a strong beam of light transmitting love. That strong beam is what brings children home, however long it takes. The determination in their parent, to keep tending the fires which keep the beam strong is what children rely upon.
Children in situations where a parent is unhappy, angry, distorted in their thinking and unwell, will cleave…
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