Thank you, Elaine. I did a lot of crying in …

Comment on Of Matriarchs and Memories by Shawna Ayoub Ainslie.

Thank you, Elaine. I did a lot of crying in front of and with them once school was out. They weren’t sure how to feel, so seeing my sadness helped. You are right about the sharing of grief. I’m glad I stayed open.

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