Writing this book was a major factor in my own recovery from the loss of my wife of 40 years, Jan. But what makes me feel really great is the fact that this book and the presentations I've made to many groups have helped hundreds of people who have lost spouses and other loved ones. The stories contained in the book about how those we have loved and lost stay in touch with us are truly amazing. And the suggestions on how to survive the loss of your loved one come from someone who has been through it all and was able to put a creative spin on many of the issues that come from such a loss. I genuinely hope that reading this book is as helpful to you as writing it was to me. I've included a summary of its contents below as well as an introduction to give you a glimpse of what you will find. Recovering from the loss of a loved one is a difficult task but there is some light at the end of the tunnel. This book will help you find that light.
Table of Contents
Chapter 1 How I Became a Believer
This chapter contains some very compelling stories leading up to Jan's Rainbow.
Chapter 2 Jan's Rainbow
Here, you'll find some absolutely wonderful, true life stories of how rainbows and other signs entered our lives after Jan's loss. You need to read it to believe it!
Chapter 3 How to Survive the Loss of Your Loved One
Your journey through the loss of a loved one will be much easier using the eleven recommendations for survival in this chapter.
Chapter 4 Stories of Hope from My Friends
Here you will find twenty-seven amazing and wonderful stories of how lost loves ones have shown that they are still a part of our lives.
Carrisa's Big Splash
Ranny's Moonbeams and Rainbows
Ray's Viking Ship
Rainbows and Ravens
Thank You My Love
Straightening Eve and Davy's Coffee Cup
Sam's Christmas Ornament
Kathryn's Date and Jane's Warning
John's Last Flight
Mom's Songs: The Angel in the Song
Brett's Tennis Ball
Chapter 5 The Seasons of Grief and Other Useful Metaphors to Help You Through Your Loss
This is a creative, and very different, look at how to think about your journey through the grieving process.
Chapter 6 A Few Words of Wisdom to Help You in Your Journey
Here you will find a number of very useful, practical thoughts that will help you in your journey.