The Lord is near to those who have a broken heart, and saves such as have a contrite spirit. -Psalm 34:18
This will be our first Christmas without my mother-in-law. For some it will be a first Christmas without a spouse, a sibling, a friend, or a child. For others it will be the second Christmas, or the third, maybe more.
Whatever your grief, know that God has not forgotten you. May His love surround you in such a way that you know without a doubt He is near.
Blessings and prayers from my family to yours.