I presented the first two books of the 1,200 dollars worth we are donating to the library at Children's hospital in W's memory. Each book has a lovely plate in it saying "In Loving Memory of" with W's name and years of life. I thought it would be no big deal, so I was surprised at how I broke down crying. My sister in law came with me, thank goodness, so I had someone to cry on. It was a lovely party with a dinner, silent auction, cookie decorating and face painting for the kids. I hope they raised a lot of money. I won a huge teddy bear at the silent auction.
I read about an study that claims grief can literally break your heart by causing problems similar to a heart attack. I just hope we make through the next few weeks.