It's the first word I am attempting to put on this shocking sadness that is washing over me. Difficult to process, difficult times ahead.
I have just heard that Owen's Akala (head Cub leader) passed away suddenly over the weekend from a heart attack. I don't think she was even 40 yet. She will be deeply missed by all who knew her in her involved life.
So now I am going through the difficult task of finding the words and ways of explaining the loss of someone he knew well to our boy. We have been lucky so far at not losing a family member so haven't had to delve too deeply into death discussions. I guess part of being a parent, an adult, is that you take on the difficult, even when you don't want to, because you have to do it.
The words will come, the emotions too, and we will get through. Keeping Robin's family in our thoughts and prayers tonight.