Oh, Linda, I totally get this. Your poem wrapped itself around my heart. Being in a similar fashion, I don’t know what I can say to make anything better for you other than I and many others feel similarly. Perhaps, knowing that you are not alone will help.
I get comfort from my tribe here on Medium. Even the reply of a ❤️ gives me a lift. Expressing what I feel and knowing people like you will understand and reach out to comfort me is the best Christmas gift I could ask for. I hope you feel the same.
I am sending you some Florida sunshine 🌞 to warm your cold Canadian bones and a 🦋to remind you that spring is around the corner and a 🐱because my kitty always makes me feel better. Hugs from here to there 💕