When My Son Died, We Went Ice Skating

From tragedy, our family’s favorite holiday tradition was born.

Viki Fernandez-Hines
ILLUMINATION-Curated
6 min readDec 10, 2020

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Photo credit Vit Kovalcik on Dreamstime

The days after Thanksgiving were quietly agonizing. No one really mentioned what was on their minds, at least not to me, but it was felt heavily throughout the family.

Our usual family tradition had been to take a ride up to the local Home Depot the day after…

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Viki Fernandez-Hines
ILLUMINATION-Curated

Free-floating centrist, writer of inspirational stories, middle-aged “woke”-ness, loss, mental health, travel and minimalism. https://bit.ly/3o8eKfv