Yesterday, a friend of my son collapsed at school. They staff and EMTs tried to revive him. They could not. He was in 5th grade, so about 10 years old.
I know that he is with God, dancing, singing, praising, having a great time. It is a place I can’t wait to get to. However, I suffer from the duality of the Human Condition. I am so sad and scared and all those other emotions that go along with a death.
My son hasn’t shown anything yet. It is still too new and he probably hasn’t let it sink in yet. He doesn’t deal with or show emotion often. Not until it builds up to a breaking point. Usually around bed time. Then he starts crying, doesn’t know why, and is further freaked out over it.
Dealing with the death of a friend or loved one has nothing to do with ADD (or does it?). But it is hard. I am not going to put it on the back burner until it ‘goes away’.