When You Lose Someone You Love

When You Lose Someone You Love

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Overview

Filled with expressive sentiments and beautifully simple illustrations from the personal grief journal of award winning artist and author Joanne Fink, this special edition of When You Lose Someone You Love offers a healing connection with all who are in mourning and dealing with loss. Readers will understand that they are not alone; that there will be days when you feel overwhelmed, nights when you can’t sleep, and times when waves of sadness wash over you unexpectedly. Affirming and cathartic, this comforting book will help bring healing without sugarcoating the challenges of losing a loved one. When You Lose Someone You Love is an incredible sympathy gift of comfort for anyone who endures the journey of losing a spouse, family member, or close friend.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781620083505
Publisher: Fox Chapel Publishing Company, Incorporated
Publication date: 04/09/2019
Pages: 112
Sales rank: 212,234
Product dimensions: 5.20(w) x 7.20(h) x 0.60(d)

About the Author

Joanne Fink, an award-winning designer, calligrapher, and author, spent 20 years as an art director in the greeting card industry. Her studio, Lakeside Design, specializes in developing products for the gift, stationery, craft and faith-based markets. With more than a million books in print, Joanne is the author of 11 books from Fox Chapel Publishing, including Complete Guide to Bible Journaling, Zenspirations® Coloring Book Inspirations, Flowers of Faith Coloring Book, and L'Chaim: Celebrate Life.

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FOREWORD

On August 3rd, my beloved husband, Andy Trattner, lay down to take a nap, had a heart attack while he was sleeping, and never woke up. He was only 53.

When we met at the end of my freshman year of college, his love changed my life; when he died, his loss shattered my world.

For several weeks after Andy died, I was so numb that I wasn't really functional. In fact, if I hadn't had to get up to get our children off to school, I don't think I would have ever gotten out of bed.

I met Andy when I was 18, and we were married for 29 years. He was my husband, my best friend, my business partner, and the father of our two children; his death has profoundly impacted every aspect of my life.

As an artist and writer, I process things by writing and drawing about them. The following pages are from the journal that I started keeping a few weeks after Andy died.

Keeping this journal has been cathartic for me. I am blessed to have incredibly supportive friends and family, and yet it has been hard for me to share with them how alone I feel, how sad I am, and how much I miss Andy. Instead, I've poured my soul into these pages.

I've discovered that grieving is like taking a journey toward an unknown destination against your will: it is incredibly difficult, heartbreaking, and time consuming — and there aren't any shortcuts.

At some point in our lives, most of us will experience the loss of someone we love and will need to deal with that loss in order to move on with our life's journey.

I have been deeply touched when those who have survived their own losses reached out to me with compassion and love. And although I am not very far along on my own journey, I wanted to share my journal in hopes that it will make your grief journey — or the journey of someone you love — a little easier.

Joanne Fink

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What People are Saying About This

“Joanne Fink’s book When You Lose Someone You Love is living proof that when a widow finds inspiration and connection she is empowered to transform her loss story into a life affirming legacy story worth sharing. This creative, gift sized book will have a positive impact on anyone who has lost someone they love. We need more books like this in the world.” —Carolyn Moor, founder of Modern Widows Club

founder of Modern Widows Club Carolyn Moor

“Joanne Fink’s book When You Lose Someone You Love is living proof that when a widow finds inspiration and connection she is empowered to transform her loss story into a life affirming legacy story worth sharing. This creative, gift sized book will have a positive impact on anyone who has lost someone they love. We need more books like this in the world.” —Carolyn Moor, founder of Modern Widows Club

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Everyone’s grief journey is different… and the ability to emerge with your soul intact is dependent upon your willingness to do the excruciatingly difficult work that grieving requires. It is a long and lonely process, and no-one can accept the reality of YOUR loss for YOU… it is something that you must do for yourself. One of the things I’ve learned on my journey is that love is a force so powerful that it transcends death. – Joanne Fink

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