I think it is really great to recommend to those who don;t understand and want to help us. I remember it helped, but it's been so long ago that I don't remember why. I tried to read grief books but honestly I couldn't finish them.
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Works every time! I held on to it and read a little each day and have re-read it many time since. It was such a comfort and held me up in my darkest times and still does. I would reccomend getting this book. God Bless! Blair and Heaven is for Real by Todd Burpo. I first heard of him at a Compassionate Friends meeting. It was recommended by a childhood friend of my daughter who committed suicide in Also, After Suicide by John H.
Hewett was given to me. I believe it is a MUST read for all bereaved parents, whatever your stage of grief. I found this book to be a valuable source for "answers" that validated my feeli If you are, as I am, the parent of a child you had to watch die then this is a story for you to read. You will laugh when you discover Jan's definition of "Normal!
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In loving memory of my only son, Sean. I'm so glad that it was you who taught me about life and death. I love you and miss you you so much. It not a "spiritual book". After my daughter died, I had such a hard time reading anything including my bible. I was given a book by Carol Kent, called "Laying My Isaac Down" her son didn't die but went to prison for life it really helped me with my faith. This book was written by a mother who lost her youngest son to the sea.
Her oldest son has a genetic disease and comes to the brink of death. She writes very fluidly. It's just her story not a real self help book or anything. I liked it. All have been very helpful to me in different ways. After my daughter was killed by a drunk driver I wanted revenge. From Pain to Peace is her compelling story, tracing her journey from rage to forgiveness and heal. Heaven Is For Real. This book left me with peace knowing that my son is in a wonderful place.
It's an peak at Heaven. Our family received many books as gifts after suddenly and unexpectedly losing our 22 yr. I read them all after a few months when I was able to read. Tear Soup is a wonderful book. I gave many copies as gifts. Every illustration is done with such care, and each word is chosen carefully.
I was given a book from one of the nurses at UAB hospital when we were there with my son. I am forever graitful to her for all that she did to help me through this very difficult time. This gave me insight into my sons feelings at the time of his death. We love you Dereck. These books have helped in my healing process of the loss of my daughter three years ago. Mommy, Please Don't Cry It brings tears to my eyes whenever I read it but it has really been a great help to me.
I still take life one day at a time to cope with the loss of my son Love this book. Also "Heaven is for Real, and "Growing up in Heaven". Thank you for all the suggestions. Goldstein, Madelaine Perri Kasden, Phyllis.
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I received this book a few months after losing my 16 years old son in a car accident. Susan's story and journey mirrors mine. It seemed to really speak to me as a man about grief.
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The metaphore of being swallowed by the snake described in the book made sense to me. For years the special dimensions of this loss have been missing from the literature.
This is not a clinical study; it is based solely on the personal experiences of the author and some sixty other bereaved parents. This book demonstrates common reactions to the death of an adult child and poignantly bears witness to what parents can and have done to find comfort and hope. Hardcover, pages. This is a remarkable book, powerful and personal, grounded, and yet ethereal.
This occurs as parents affirm their relationships with the child across time. This book is wise and encouraging.
It incorporates much of the newest thinking in the fields of thanatology and traumatology and makes use of the best that is known in the fields of resiliency, development, and meaning making. Highly recommended.
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