From Joann Didion's book "The Year Of Magical Thinking: "You sit down to dinner and life as you know it ends (her husband died while they were eating dinner togther)."
In our case: We sat down to watch TV on June 18th and life as we knew it ended.
We made it through Thanksgiving day and the holiday weekend.
My kids and I had a few good talks.
I teared up briefly a few times but, in general, did pretty well emotionally.
They were also both willing to give me some feedback on some things I can do to improve.
I'm thankful for that.
I've been pretty proud of all the roles I've assumed but there's always room for improvement, especially in regards to better communication.
T was great at planning and communicating.