This is excellently done, idamtnboy!
One thing I expected in the list, that I didn't see, was bargaining...........possibly that's a part of denial????
In grief, there's a similar cycle--including bargaining.
I specifically remember bargaining around the time of 9/11 in the months that my hubby was dying, soon to leave me with two little ones. At the age of 42, the "worst" thing I could think of was getting pregnant again! I tried to bargain with God, "Please Lord, just take this brain tumor away........I'll even have more children, if that be Your will."
Fast forward 2 1/2 -- 3 years. The husband died shortly after I was bargaining with God, and the most intense part of grief was beginning to lift. My conversation with God went like this: "Thank you for NOT giving me more children. I don't like this situation so much either, but I can deal with it. I can't imagine dealing with a 2 year old at this age!"
Idamtnboy, what are you going to use this handout for? It's too well done to only post here..........I hope you'll expand your audience. You've done a great job!