As holiday lights twinkle and invitations flood our inboxes, let’s take a moment to appreciate the diverse and vibrant community that truly defines Umbraco. This season, filled with laughter, festive gatherings, and the warmth of shared traditions, offers a chance to reflect on the significance of this community and the spirit of togetherness it fosters.
For many, this is a time of joy and cheerful reunions with family and loved ones. But for some of our community, the holidays can be a time of loneliness and isolation. The festive cheer can sometimes highlight the absence of loved ones, leaving a bittersweet feeling amid celebrations.
Having lost my parents and other family members, I understand how the empty chairs at the dinner table, the unshared jokes, and the memories that linger are poignant reminders of the love we’ve lost. Now, friendships and a sense of belonging feel more important than ever.