Kay Warren: Stop Sending Cheery Christmas Cards | Christianity Today

Christianity TodayWhen you don’t mention our son’s tragic death, it only hurts more.

Kay Warren/ December 10, 2014

Christmas 2013 was our family’s first without our son Matthew. I could barely breathe. I stayed away from the grocery store and the mall, fearing I couldn’t hold it together in either. The Internet became my friend as I shopped late at night, without sentimental mall music stirring up memories of Christmases past—when all three of my children were alive.

But every day, the Christmas cards arrived.

When I opened the first batch of cards, shock washed over me. Continue reading →

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