Not sure where to post this. If it needs to be moved, mods, please feel free.
My mom died last May. At the time, dd was just two (25.5 months). I just told her "Mee-maw's gone" at the time. It seemed to be enough of an answer for her.
Now, she is entering the "why?" phase and asking lots of questions in general. Today she asked me where Mee-maw was and why she was gone.
I am having a very hard time explaining. I don't know why she died, honestly.
I read someone else here explaining it as her body "stopped working," and I think that sounds pretty good. I don't want to use "sick" or even "broken" because Maddy herself broke her arm and of course she has been sick. I don't want her to equate those things with death.
I said that we cannot see Mee-maw any more. Bless her heart, she said, "Oh," after every lame mini-explanation I tried to give.
I just don't know how to answer why Mee-maw is gone.