You made it through the holidays, though you never thought you would. It was a challenging time for you, and you were flooded with memories of holidays past with your soul mate. Through the gift giving, food, and festivities, you are starkly reminded that someone is missing; your beloved spouse. On top of that, you are about to face a brand new year without them. Where most people are happy to celebrate the new year, you're not looking forward to it. For you, time stopped when your spouse passed away. But take heart my friend, there will be brighter days. Though your heart has been wounded, it will heal in time. You will never forget your mate, or the times you spent together. But in time, painful memories will become treasured memories. And those precious, treasured memories will make you smile again. I know, because I myself have been there.