The Shortform
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The Shortform

A woman dressed in black sits against her sofa sorting christmas decorations.
Photo by Anthony Tran on Unsplash

Christmas is not the loveliest time of the year for me. Every Christmas activity seems to require a lot of effort.

For people like me whom Yuletide reminds of losses and change, sometimes this season takes too long. Celebrating the birth of the Christian Saviour fills me with thankfulness but it is the absence of Santa’s visits, the empty chairs, and those precious memories of past merriment that isolate me.



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Verbieann Hardy

Striving to follow Jesus. I write about life, faith, and relationships as I age with grateful grit. Please support my work through stories.