Saturday, June 28, 2008
Wednesday, June 25, 2008
Monday, June 23, 2008
When Your Grandparent Dies- A Child's Guide to Good Grief
Author- Victoria Ryan
Illustrated by- R.W.Ryan
This is a great book to read to your children when a grandparent dies. It is such a painful time when a grandparent is gone, because someone also has lost a beloved parent. The pain for the adults may make it difficult to find the right words to help a child with his or her grief.
This book is just what you need to bridge the gap between what you want to share with your child and what is too painful to find the right words to express. The pages are delightfully illustrated with the elf character present in other Elf Help Books. Kids love the pictures and the text is honest and objective so will not interfere with family values or cultures.
This book is at your library or local bookstore. You and your children will find the book a help in this sad time.
Friday, June 20, 2008
Monday, June 16, 2008
I am always on the lookout for other sources for parents and siblings who are going through the deep pain of grief. I want to provide as many resources and spiritual encouragement sites that I can. The intent is to give encouragement for those suffering or traveling that roller coaster journey of illness and impending or sudden death, and to remind each of you that there is a light. With that being said, I want to encourage you to check out the blog site of Lysa Terkeurst at Proverbs31 ministries. The site is http://lysaterkeurst.blogspot.com/ Scroll down to May 23 and her post on DEEP GRIEF. She puts into words exactly how some of you are feeling. It won't change the fact that you are grieving and it may not ease the pain right now. It will let you know that others have followed the same path of sorrow. It will show you that there is healing. And it will make you feel heard. And for some of you, that is a big step. Healing is that, just a step... one small step at a time.
Another site which I have mentioned before is http://jewelsamples.blogspot.com Jewel is the author of Flying Hugs and Kisses. She addresses grief at her blog as well. With both personal and professional experience with grief, Jewel offers wonderful advice and insight into this painful topic.