If you have any thoughts on grieving and giving permission, let me know!!
I remember when Chris's fish died. I took him to school as it was a CTBS testing day but he wouldn't get out of the car. When I spoke with his teacher, she said to let him go home and grieve. There would be no greater gift for him, and so, today, if you need to cry, or sit alone or with another, please do. Honor your feelings without apology. Grieve!