Yesterday Eva called. We chatted about our lives since Saturday. She shared some personal things she's going through now which by any measure are stressful. Then she said, "I just tell myself, I survived Auschwitz Concentration Camp; I will survive this."
I must admit that when bad things have happened to me in the last year I have thought,"This is nothing compared to my only child's death."
Eva's phasing is superior because it reinforces the optimistic idea that I will survive Constance's death. I don't know if that is accurate but it is a healthier thought. I will work on that.