One of the kids difficult child goes to school with was in a fatal car accident with 2 other kids (one is a cousin of a friend of difficult children - the other she did not know at all). They were coming home from a movie Saturday night 1:00am - someone got on the expressway going the wrong direction. They entered the expressway from an exit. The guy that hit them, 37 years old - on drugs. The kids were doing nothing wrong. difficult child and her friends are just so sad. It is so hard for them to process. I recall LittleDudesMom's easy child had a friend last year that passed away. I know I had a couple friends pass away when I was in high school. Time heals, but you just never really forget these first experiences of a young life lost, especially so sudden. So, Friday, on my difficult children 16th birthday, she will attend her 2nd funeral - the first was 18 months ago for her great-grandma. This is the first sudden death my difficult child has gone through. I am not even sure of what I am supposed to do. She called upset from school today and I told her she had to stay. I figured it best for her to be with others in the same pain as her. I also figured if she did not go through this today, she would have to tomorrow so best to get it over with. Am I right?