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written by: Rebecca Lombardo



Your eyes light up with the excitement of the season
For those of us without peace, we have no reason

We struggle and we fight just to feel a sense of belonging
As your excitement builds for the holidays
And your children are longing

Many of us no longer want to fear this season
I try as hard as I can, as I can’t give up for one reason

I never want my husband to feel as if I don’t love him
Because I’ve lost all that I once had to celebrate ‘tis the season

I carry his pain around inside my heart
My mind wanders back to before it turned dark

I miss that life, as chaotic as it could be
I miss the people that are gone, the ones I’ll never see

I wish for a renewal of the spirit I am missing
It’s been so long; I think I’ll just go on wishing

Rebecca Lombardo

Rebecca Lombardo

My name is Rebecca Lombardo and I’m 43 years old. I’ve been happily married for 15 years. I live in Michigan with my husband and cats. I am a published author, a Huffington Post blogger, a contributor for The Mighty, and a podcast host. I was diagnosed with bipolar disorder at the age of 19. I have battled that as well as several other conditions for over 20 years. In 2013, I attempted suicide. Grateful that I survived, I decided to tell my story in the hopes that I could help others choose a different path.
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