This is a really big responsibility for your young shoulders. I am sorry you have to make this call, but as the others have said, you must do it. Did they not know that she was ill and near death? If not, it will be a shock. If they did, it will still be very sad. It hard to hear that a parent has died no matter how ill the person has been or how expected the passing is. Have a big box of tissues handy. Know that we are sympathizing with you. Hugs, Lauri
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