This is in honor and appreciation of Carol Mansfield, a wonderful bereavement counselor with Capital Caring, on the occasion of her retirement. I am writing to express my gratitude for her kindness and compassion, and for the healing help she gave me during this difficult year. I learned so much from Carol, both in how to understand my grief, and in how to take on the difficult work of grief. Her support meant so much to me, and I am grateful that people like her devote their careers to help others on their grief journeys. I wish her all every joy and happiness in her retirement!