Seems there have been a couple of "death" threads as of late that it got me thinking about something yesterday. My mother and father are approaching their late 60's now. Mom has had constant heart and breathing problems...dad had 5 way heart bypass a few years ago and has diabetes. As far as my mom is concerned I have become ever vigil of the day that I get, "the call". With this info, couple it with this. The first two years of my 3 year old and the first year of my two year old were spent at my mom and dads house during the day as my wife and I worked. this has constructed a HUGE bond between my parents and them. There isn't a day that goes by without them asking about Meme and Papa, "where are they?, when they gonna pick us up?, they're gonna take us to Ba Bevens and to Toy r us." they are basically just about as much they're parents as we are. Now I never new my grandparents. I vaguley remember my uncle holding me and taking me up to the casket to see my grandfather. What I'm getting at is this. Does anyone have any advice on ho to help them deal with their passing when the time comes. How do I explain it to them? Mind you religion is not a big thing with me. With my wife she believes, there is a God, but we don't go to church and we don't preach anything to the kids, (she has 12 and 9 yr old boys from a previous marriage). I know there is the ," Meme and Papa went to Heaven line, what else is there, I'm in the dark on this one?