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Planting trees out of the grief

"after sobbing again for several minutes, Laura asked, "Mommy, will I ever see Papa again?" Joanne explained that she would never see her grandfather alive again on this earth. She would never again be able to sit in his lap." (4)

how a child grieves, an excerpt of The Heart of Grief.

Laura's mother advised her daughter to close her eyes

and to imagine him being there. Joanne reassured her "that she could see her Papa in that way

any time she wanted."