I felt the pain of the child and recalled how my own child felt the same way. Praying for miracles and safety of Jess Robredo and the pilots.

Travels with Myself

ImageMy dearest Jill —

I wear two hats as I write this letter — one, as a grief educator and counselor, and second as a child who lost her father at a very early age.

I lost my dad very suddenly when I was 16. I will not even dare say that I know how you feel because one child’s grief is always very different from another. We continue to pray that your dad will be found, that he is still alive somewhere, we hang on to that glimmer of hope.  We storm the heavens with our prayers, but as your older sister said, we also have to manage expectations. I believe your family is doing a wonderful job and I am glad to see you all being supported by family and friends at this very difficult time. The President himself, who knows all about grief many times over, together…

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