A family we do not talk enough about is Grandparents.
It is not unusual, although sad and stress on stress, that a family receives a call or leaves hospice or emergency room with one or more children in their care.
In each community Grandparents become over-night "parents" when there is the death of the primary parent/s.
Every family situation and death is different.
There are Grandparents who are already very involved in the life of the grandchildren, and those due to distance or issues within the family are not.
It is not unusual for a Grandparent/s to have moved from an older, larger home to a condo.
And then, all at once, the Grandparent/s have 1 to 4 kids of various ages under their care.
One Grandparent called me and instead of asking a grief question, the Grandparent needed help in knowing where the soccer fields were located.
Such immediate physical moves can result in moving of schools, disconnect from friends....and all on top of the grief and missing of a parent/s through sudden or medical death.
So, HHP says Thank You to all Grandparents for being so important to the lives of children in the difficult times following a family death.