"I want to wear a dress. That's how Nana would want me," C.J. declared.
When my mother, Nana, died on Memorial Day, we immediately started planning her Celebration of Life.
Mostly, it felt better to be actively doing something as opposed to sitting immobilized unable to do anything. And those were our only two options.
As we began planning, my brother Michael, my husband Matt, and I explained the event's significance to my sons, C.J. and Chase. "What are we going to wear to the Celebration of Life?" C.J. asked immediately, because even when grieving, he's concerned about fashion.