Laura Kelly Fanucci

Laura Kelly Fanucci writes the "Faith at Home" column for Catholic News Service. (CNS photo/courtesy Laura Kelly Fanucci)

Every February is a tough month for our family, bringing the anniversaries of our twins’ deaths. Each year I find myself answering hard questions from our sons about their sisters. Why did they die? Where are they now? Will I get to see them again?

As a parent who is theologically trained (and personally affected), I find it fascinating to reflect on children’s perspectives on grief and loss. Kids ask the same questions as adults, crystallized to their purest form. They are unashamed to express intense emotion -- if given safe space.

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