“Mom, do they have tennis balls in heaven?”

“Will it still be spring when he gets to the spirit world?”

“What if he’s lonely there? What if he’s afraid? He doesn’t know anyone who has died. I won’t be there. He can’t even take his special football blanket.”

Read this beautiful essay [link is fixed now — sorry!] about a mother and daughter sorting through inevitable questions — and beautiful answers — as they say good-bye to a beloved member of their family.

(And while you are there, read the post, entitled 1 Nephi 1:20, that follows — a post about a difficult (!!) week and the difference faith can make when life gets tough.)