Several years ago, I lost a younger cousin, an aunt, and a man who was like a grandfather to me. I thought about their families often as they were beginning to experience their year of firsts.
I know how painful that journey is and that it’s a year you have to walk through… whether you are ready or not.
I lost my brother as a middle schooler and my mom as a young adult.
There will be birthdays, anniversaries, and holidays that they will now have to face without their loved one for the first time.…