A bereaved mother shares her practical, first-hand advice for navigating the profound grief after losing a child.
This is the book I needed when I first lost my son. My purpose in writing it was to to help other bereaved parents, grandparents and siblings deal with the intense pain of early grief. This is a compilation of insights, mine as well as those of other parents and professionals in their fields.
Included are: what to expect in the roller coaster of crazy emotions, the many and complex stages of grief, as well as many practical suggestions for enhancing the healing process. The unique challenges related to suicide are also discussed. Although we all grieve differently, my wish is that this easy-to-follow guide will assist readers as they traverse through their personal catastrophic loss.
I now believe the bond of love continues after physical death. Receiving signs from my son has given me tremendous consolation and healing. I explain how to be open to - and recognize possible signs from your child. Let me show you how to rise above the intense grief while holding on to the love and memories of your beloved child. It is possible to achieve peace, acceptance, and eventually even joy after living through this life-altering tragedy.