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I actually relaxed well while I was gone. Returning home wasn't as bad as I thought.

I still feel the need to talk about W. We went to a Sunday School class today where everyone was talking about their kids. I can't stand to pretend that A is my only child and that W never existed. So when the Sunday School leader asked about our kids, I mentioned that we had had a 16 year old son and that he died recently. She gulped and went on. I'm not sorry if she felt uncomfortable. He will always be part of us.

B gave me a pretty ring with W and A's names and birthstones on it. A got a new wallet and asked me for a picture of W to put in it. We had dinner with W's girlfriend and her family. We still remember you.


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Jul. 26th, 2004 07:34 am (UTC)
I'm not sorry if she felt uncomfortable, either. Our society needs to rid itself of the topic of death as taboo. And, yes, Will will always be a part of you all.
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