We never imagined having to grow up without our dad. Even though we didn’t live with him, he would
come over twice a week for dinner. We’d
play games and watch movies together.
Sometimes he’d juggle for us. He
could juggle almost anything . . . and
always made us laugh. We had always
hoped that Dad’s life would get better and we’d be able to live with him
again. His unexpected death brought an
end to that hope.
Dad’s death was very hard on us. Our school friends knew we were sad, but we
really didn’t talk much about it. We
tried not to talk to Grandma about it either because we didn’t want to make her
We joined Lost and Found two months after Dad died. We met other people our age who were going
through similar losses. There, we were
able to talk about what we felt. We knew
Thank you, Lost and Found, for giving us a safe place to
think about our loss and plan our future.
We are learning to enjoy life again, but know that we will always miss