Should I tell our sponsored child that my husband passed away?

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We started supporting a child while my husband was battling cancer. My life became very busy running the home and his business, so he wrote all the letters since he had a lot of time on his hands. Sadly, he went home to be with The Lord very suddenly and I'm not sure how I should explain this to the child because she is very young. He's been gone 4 months now and I've been avoiding writing her because I wasn't sure how to handle it. Thanks for your help!
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Debby

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Adam

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Debby, I'm so very sorry to hear that your husband passed away. I can't even imagine how hard this must be for you. It sounds like you have been through a lot recently and I pray that God would just pour out His blessings on you and give you comfort and peace during this difficult time. If I may, I would just like to say that I think it would be fine to gently share with your sponsored child that your husband went home to be with Jesus. I know it will be a very difficult thing to share and if she's very young she might have trouble understanding but it may help to bring some closure for your child and also allow you to begin your relationship with her and even share wonderful memories that you have of your husband with her. It's very thoughtful of you to carefully consider how to share this with your child. Again, I'm so sorry for your loss and may God bless you.
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Debby

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Thank you so much for your reply, Adam. You confimed what my heart was telling me to do. I wanted to make certain that the news wouldn't be too hard on her and I especially didn't want to go against any policies that Compassion had. Thank you for your kind words and for your suggestions on moving forward with our sponsored child. God is good ~ I know He will be with me each step of the way!
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Debby, I am so sorry to hear about the passing of your husband. I pray the Lord's hand of comfort and peace over you during this hard time. As Adam said, we do encourage you to share this news with your sponsor child. I know that the child will want to be able to lift you in prayer as you grieve this loss.

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