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Lady J’s Godfather died the other day.
Unfortunately, I was responsible for breaking the news.
After telling her what had happened, I wiped my eyes and braced myself for an impending breakdown–I just knew that my dear daughter was going to fall over into a puddle of tears.
I put my arm around her…
Ready to catch her fall.
And I waited…
And I waited…
And I waited.
But there was nothing.
Now, in an effort to be proactive, I decided that I should help her to get in touch with her feelings.
In my mind, she needed to process the seriousness of what had occurred.
So, I assured her that it was okay if she felt like crying.
Not wanting to force the issue, I simply decided to drop the subject and keep a close eye on her.
But, to my surprise, Lady…
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