When I decided to start this blog, I wanted to write about my quirky family and the humor I find in the silly things we do. But this past week has been anything but silly. My 13 year old daughter’s best friend passed away from brain and spine cancer. Losing Abbi was like losing a member of my own family. And how can I teach my daughter how to deal with her death when I am not sure how I deal with it myself.

I tell her the old adage that time heals all wounds. I don’t think it heals really, just numbs. I find that talking about it helps, so I’ve shared that with her. I just worry about how this will impact her future. Will she be able to laugh without feeling guilty about it?