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Joy Freeman
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Mike,

I appreciate how you unpacked this reading.  What really resonated with me was your catching how missing the trip at Christmas was the first loss/grief.  I think you are onto a good point about communicating along the way with the children if it is a case of illness and slower decline as opposed to a sudden death.  I wonder how much our tendency to protect our kids from the more difficult and painful parts of illness actually hinders them in the work of grief when death happens.

Just a few quick thoughts here.

Joy