Beyond Tears: Living After Losing a Child, Revised Edition by Ellen Mitchell
Publisher: Saint Martin's Griffin
Nine women from a support group of mothers who had lost children offer their unique perspective, comfort, and advice for bereaved parents, candidly discussing the grieving process, the impact of grief on personal relationships, and the different ways in which mothers and fathers cope with the pain. Original. 10,000 first printing.
Unthinkable. Unbelievable. Heartbreaking. Whatever words we choose, they all fall far short of the reality. The loss of a child is a terrible thing. How do we survive this? Can we? Shattered: Surviving the Loss of a Child was written to help. Bestselling author, hospice chaplain, and grief specialist Gary Roe uses his three decades of experience interacting with grieving parents to give us this heartfelt, easy-to-read, and intensely practical book. In Shattered, Roe walks the reader through the powerful impact a child's death can have - emotionally, mentally, physically, relationally, and spiritually. - Intense, unpredictable emotions can hijack us at a moment's notice. - Our minds spin. We forget things. It feels like we're going crazy. - Our bodies get hit. Our health can be impacted. - Our souls feel crushed, shaking our faith and what we think we believe. - Our relationships change. A deep loneliness of the heart can set in. - Our plans and dreams are shattered. We're now in uncharted territory. Yes, the loss of a child affects everything. In Shattered, you will discover how to... - Manage the massive changes that are occurring in your life - Take care of yourself during this process - Honor your child with your grief - Love those around you, even with a broken heart - Live life as well as possible while in the midst of great pain - Make your child's life count in deep and powerful ways Shattered is not a magic pill. The death of a child cannot be fixed. But comfort, compassion, guidance, and hope can be found in these pages. We will never be the same, but we can survive. And to some degree, we can heal.Shattered can help. Open this book, and let the healing continue.
"What if grieving children could hear uplifting words from a loved one who died? It's challenging to know how to support and comfort a child who is grieving, yet A Hug from Heaven does just that. Written as a simple poem of love from the person who died, this book reminds children - and adults alike - that it is okay to hurt, to live a positive life, and to find special ways to honor the ones we love. New York Times bestselling author Anna Whiston-Donaldson delivers a simple and comforting message: love is stronger than death, and hugs from heaven are waiting for you"--Back cover.
The Unspeakable Loss: How Do You Live After a Child Dies? by Nisha Zenoff
Publisher: Da Capo Lifelong Books
In The Unspeakable Loss, Nisha offers support, guidance and wisdom from others who have experienced the death of a child, as well as her personal story after the death of her beloved 17-year-old son, Victor, and her insight as a grief counselor and psychotherapist. Charting the long path from the worst possible nightmare, shock, trauma, and overwhelming pain, to a life that once again miraculously contains joy, love, and laughter, The Unspeakable Loss addresses the importance of self-compassion and self-care. Written in a Q & A format, it goes to the heart of grief, answering the urgent questions that accompany loss. "Will my tears ever stop?" "Who am I now without my child?" "How can I help my other children cope?" "I lost my only child, how do I live?" "Will my marriage survive?" "Will life ever feel worth living again?" The book addresses bereaved family members no matter where they are in their grief process, whether newly bereaved or dealing with a death that occurred many years earlier. It provides an in-depth perspective on how the death of a child affects siblings, other family members and friends, and offers a unique long-term perspective on grief. While books on grief have sadness at their core, this one contains invaluable hope about surviving and living a purposeful and meaningful life in the aftermath of such heartbreak. The Unspeakable Loss emphasizes love, truth and the often unspoken "signs and signals" from loved ones. It doesn't flinch from the reality or pain caused by the death of a child, yet ultimately it is a book about the choice to embrace life again.
The Memory Box: A Book About Grief by Joanna Rowland
Publisher: Sparkhouse Family
Grieving over the death of a special person, a young child creates a memory box to keep mementos and written memories of the loved one. Includes a guide for parents with information from a Christian perspective on helping manage the complex and difficult emotions children feel when they lose someone they love, as well as suggestions on how to create their own memory box.
The Voice of an Angel: A Mother's guide to grief and how to thrive after the loss of a child by Marcy Stone
Publisher: Independently published
If you are reading this, you have just experienced every parent's worst nightmare, the loss of your beloved child. And while you are completely numb, yet feel like you're suffocating, you intrinsically know you can and will survive this insufferable loss. Despite the pain, you want to thrive again with an open heart and make a difference in your life and in the lives of those you will continue to walk by your side and look to you for strength. This book will guide you through the true process of grieving, identify & embrace your new reality, teach you to trust your inner wisdom, and to better understand the soul's journey. This book gifts you the permission to thrive and live the extra-ordinary life you are meant to live and share with others. In this book, you'll learn how to: -Ride the rollercoaster of loss with more than just survival in mind -Bust the myth of "acceptable" timelines for grieving -Be okay with not being okay -Make peace with the empty space left behind from your child; and -Learn to trust your gut
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