How does a parent live through the death of a child? This profound and poignant compilation of the courageous personal journeys of seven grieving mothers and one grieving sister offers a road map of how to cope with the anguish of traumatic, unexpected loss—giving inspiration for continuing to live.
Each narrative lovingly remembers the deceased, honestly conveys the shock of death, and details the grief work that the survivors—and their extended family members—have done to move toward healing and make a new life without their loved one. Though these are stories of painful loss, they are also inspiring accounts of strength, hope, and love, lighting the way from the darkest sorrow to the first shimmer of hope.
An extensive addendum includes helpful supplementary material with valuable professional insights—guidance to help you navigate, when your once familiar world feels like an alien landscape.