Ann Carlyle is doing relatively well in that she is talking a lot about being sad and missing Milla. She is not bottling anything up - so very thankful for this. She has enjoyed being at school - school has been a good distraction and the activity and norm of it makes her feel good. The teachers and the kids and the kids' parents have been amaaaazing. Thank you, thank you, thank you, CMDS people. I'm a little worried about Ann Carlyle having 2 weeks of Christmas break (lack of schedule, etc.) but I think our friends and family are planning on keeping her as busy and as happy as can be.
We are going to hurt longer than any of us want and that it may not look 'normal.' Some of our grief is going to be delayed. We are taking things one step at a time - just doing the next thing each day - literally.