This book was created to support family members through any and all extended absences of a significant member of your family. All of the tips and suggestions have been tried and/ or tested either by our family or other families experiencing absences. Enjoy reading all of the tips but don't feel as though you have to complete each one. Think of this guide as a recipe book, some recipes will work perfectly for your family and some recipes your family would never even want to sample. The intent of the book is to make the absence easier and give your family the tools to thrive during your their absence.