As this year comes to an end…and especially at Christmastime, my heart is set on the people I love who have suffered great losses. Those who understand the crushing suffocation of emptiness and the deafening silence that loss brings. As a person who only somewhat understands, but mostly as a mom and a friend who has had the honor of walking alongside the broken-hearted, my goal has always been to defend; to help defeat and conquer grief. To stab a stake through the heart of mourning so that we might be free, unshackled, or released from it. Not that sadness is ever a competition but more of a thing that will not win. It will not destroy us. For me, the sight and objective…