about death.....

I have a really large family so of course we have loved ones die fairly often.  I try to be philosophical about it.  I understand that death is part of life, that we can't hang on to people forever.  Usually they're like my Mom or grandparents, they've been sick a long time and it lets them out of their pain.  Sometimes, like my younger brother, my other brother's granddaughter, and my cousin, that's when it seems so tragic.