A few weeks ago, I received a call that broke my heart: my daughters’ grandfather passed away. Even though I’m no longer a part of that family because of divorce, I felt my own sadness with the news.
I’d spent the better part of a decade referring to this man as my father-in-law, and he was one of the few people in my ex-husband’s family who seemed to genuinely care about me.
Regardless of my own emotions, though, I knew that the pain I felt could not compare to what my daughters would experience. After all, they were losing their grandfather, and this is the first major loss on either side of the family since they were born.Read more on themighty.com