"Four days is the average bereavement leave allotted for the death of a spouse or child. It’s now been more than 100 days and if I remember to shower, brush my teeth and eat food, it is a very good day."
During the Covid-19 pandemic, families around the world have moved their funerary traditions online.
And the BBC is on it, bless its heart.
Karen Meredith’s son Ken was killed in Iraq in 2003. She told us what it was like getting a letter of condolence from President George W. Bush and gave her reaction to President Trump’s comments following the deaths of four green berets in Niger.
You can't "remind" someone of their pain, she points out.
It will hurt to be around family and friends with living children.