My brother died tragically in September 2008. I have a 7 year old nephew who understands he is gone but still talks to him and believes that he is still here with us even though we can not see him.
Well tomorrow, March 9th, is my brother's birthday. He would have been 24. We want to celebrate in some way for my nephew but it will be a hard day for the rest of us. We were thinking about getting a cake and going to the cemetery to sing happy birthday. I know my nephew would love it but it will be hard for the rest of us and I know trying to sing happy birthday will bring us all to tears.
My question is how do you celebrate their birthday without them? How do you accommodate your feelings while trying to help younger ones feel comfortable.
My nephew understands death and he has seen us cry and has cried himself..We just want to make sure my brother stays fresh in his memories..
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