Katie, you went through so much, losing both your parents. But you make some excellent points here, and I’m going to bookmark your article and use it as educational material for the Stephen Ministry group that I lead. You’re so right, we suppress and don’t acknowledge grief, when sometimes people just need a listening, compassionate friend. Thanks for posting.

Writer, editor, publisher, journalist, author, columnist, believer in enjoying my journey and helping other people enjoy theirs. bknicholson@att.net

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