Telling kids about cremation
It has been three months since my wife passed away. In accordance with her wishes, I had her cremated and distributed her ashes in the woods behind our house.
I haven't discussed this specifically with my 11 and 12 year old sons. They were at the memorial service I had for her and we did not have a viewing for her. I really don't know what they know about her burial arrangements. Obviously, I hesitate to bring it up with them. My youngest is just now starting to be able to talk about his mom and I fear a setback with him. My wife's death was by her own hand and a huge shock for both of the boys.
Has this come up for anyone else? Should I just wait until one of them asks me directly? Could it affect the way they view the woods?
Thanks and prayers to all,