About 1.5 years ago, my sister-in-law passed away due to cancer, leaving behind my brother and five children under the age of 10 years. I’d known my her since high school. When she married my brother, it was very hard to be around her with the unpredictability of her manic/depression. Sadly, I began to slowly avoid her, which turned to dislike and eventually bitterness. I translated this onto her children. Her death has helped me open my heart to grieving, love, forgiveness, and to her children.