Holidays and important dates such as your baby's due date, birthday, or Heaven day can be difficult milestones to face in your grieving journey. Feeling unprepared for what you'll do on these days or for the overwhelming emotions that will surface can be anxiety-provoking in the days and weeks leading up to these monumental days.
From my own experience after losing Bridget, I've found that celebrating Bridget's life on these difficult days and holidays has helped me in my sadness. On holidays and her birthday (and every day in between), I don't want her to look down from Heaven on her family mourning her in a hopeless depression. I want her to see us celebrating her life and rejoicing for the hope we have to see her again for eternity! By remembering her and having special traditions on these days, I am able to mourn her while at the same time experiencing peace and hope. I pray that some of these ideas might do the same for you. Please know I'm sending you big hugs and lots of love and prayers.