loss of a niece
My niece was killed in a tragic car accident just 5 months ago. At just 13 1/2 it doesn't seem fair - there just doesn't seem to be any reasoning to have this make sense. My brother and his wife and my other niece were all badly injured and are still recovering. My sister in law isn't yet walking and we're not sure what lays down the track for her as one leg is not healing at all.
I've never experienced anything like this in my life. I at least don't cry uncontrollably every day now - just the occasional waterfall of tears. My eight year old is finding it too sad to deal with.
My lost niece's birthday is coming up in a couple of weeks and I don't know how to handle this - do we each acknowledge it in our own way or should we do something as a family. I don't know if we can cope with the sadness that would occur. How do we get through this when the physical injuries are still so apparent? I look forward to some words of wisdom.