Justine and I made another podcast over on the Groundbreaking Girls website. I’m adding it here because she talks about death. It’s been a fascinating journey, developing our discussion of death over the months. She goes in and out of her magical thinking about her dad being around, lately asking but WHERE is he? I can say he’s in Heaven or in her heart, but its not always enough for her anymore…she wants the map. She gets very offended at school if someone says she doesn’t have a dad, it hurts her feelings deeply. However…she can also be quite understanding and accepting of her reality. She’s not afraid to talk about death and what happens with the bereaved. (I believe the grief group at school helped a lot with this…as well as keeping conversation open at home.) In this podcast, she lets us know that even if you are really sad when your loved one died, your heart won’t actually stop. You will survive.