This book touches on many topics, and you’ll experience some of them as well as others on your journey through the grief process, particularly if you’ve lost a beloved son or daughter. You are embarking on a difficult journey, and you have to find the strength to move forward. You will undoubtedly never be the same, but you will survive to your ability and in your own time. This book also takes on a twist—how religion and my intuitive side helped me. I hope my advice will benefit you. I don’t consider this book a self-help book but an “our loss” book, a category you’d never find online or in a bookstore.
My journey will take you through a brief history of my family, the different situations I have encountered with the passing of my son, the coping strategies I used, and how I handled some bewildering situations and thoughts. If you are alone on this journey—no spouse or family—it will be more difficult but still doable in our lifelong crisis. The sun rises and sets each day, and you’ll basically do the same but with some cope. Different strategies and perspectives will assist you. We can only hope over time our sadness and turmoil will not have the better of ourselves but our coping can assist us to move forward as our loved ones would want. A challenge it is, but we will do it.
Front cover drawn by Michael at age eight