HAP Posted August 13, 2014 Report Share Posted August 13, 2014 Dear friends, Two days ago, I had two nieces and a nephew. Monday night my niece Stephanie died of a heroin overdose. She had been fighting drug addiction for two decades. I just got an email from my sister Wendy, who was Stephanie's mother. Stephanie had three children, the eldest of whom my sister adopted several years ago. The other two are currently in foster care. I've met the two older girls, but they have a young brother none of us--other than my sister, maybe--knew about until this Christmas. I know that were Jane still alive, we would be talking about adopting one--or both--of those children, even though uprooting them from the Seattle area would be difficult. As a practical matter, that is not really an option at this point, I suspect. But it is still something I will need to think about. I'm waiting to hear about funeral arrangements. And I have passed along information about the parent grief group here. We've all expected this news for a long time. But it does not ease the shock of it. There really isn't anything we can say that will make my sister feel any better. All we can do is hold her hand and be there for her, now and in the future. Peace, Harry Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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