Celebrations can be difficult to attend, particularly if you are attending by yourself. It is important for you to attend, even if it is just for a short time. Returning to social activities is part of the healing process for your journey. People will be happy to see you, they will want to know how you are doing. You do not have to get into specifics, you can allow yourself to feel okay. Just okay is fine; do not feel pressured to be more if you are not feeling that way.
Enjoy the activities, the conversations, sit and observe. You will feel the loss, but know that your loved one is with you; in your mind and in your heart. The length of time you stay at the celebration is your choice, but know that your family and friends will be delighted to be with you and happy that you shared in the celebration with them. Enjoy... ~~ Many blessings, Cammie