I can only imagine and shatter at the thought,
Oh, I cannot read this. This is the thing that would break me to unfixable. I know not how they breathe, those who survive their children. I'm reading Stephanie Nielson's "Heaven is Here" and I cry my way through it, even though I have followed her blog since before the accident. She is my hero. Oh Sherry, Happy Saturday!!! **no tears** Deb
I have this book in my TBR pile. Haven't been able to read it - yet. But I will.
I recently read this with a friend who lost her son. I agree its beautifully written. Yet oh so sobering. A hard yet beautiful read.I am part way through *Heaven Is Here.* I have to say it was not a easy read. Even with reading her blog daily since before the accident. She is an incredible woman with such a story to share. I also think I would be undone loosing a child. After going through it with my parents. My brother was just about eight when he died due to an accident. My parents still say now 51 years later, that had they not had us little girls and a baby on the way. They would of never been able to move through grief as they did. Not that they did not grieve they did and badly. But there is still a big piece of life missing with my folks and each of us older girls. I also recall my Mom wanting to move away because the accident was near our home at the time. I recall one of our nuns at school, telling her. * No matter where you live you will always carry your son with you as your girls will their brother.* She was right.My parents still live there today. So it was and is one thing that taught us to say our * I love you's* daily and constantly for years. It also taught us early on the importance of family and extended family early on in life.I wish this book had been written years ago. Simply because it could of helped so many!
My husband lost his sister when he was a young boy of about ten. She was only just 18. Their family never recovered, and though his mother was the picture of strength I just don't know how she made it through everyday. I know a piece of her was forever gone and it was palpable. No one should have to ever go through this, it just isn't the natural order of things.My heart goes out to you. And to Sherry, for having lost her sibling too. It's unimaginable. xoxoxo
A while ago I vowed to keep my reading to more upbeat books after I realised what a sobering set books I had. I think this is one I may give a miss. How people drag themselves through life after the death of a child I cannot imagine. On a lighter note I have nearly finished "Buried in Clay" and I am enjoying it enormously.xx
This is not a book I've heard of but will look for it. I think any time we get to walk in another's shoes without going through it ourselves...we get the opportunity to share in that experience and heal the world a little more...!The least we can do is read and give reverence to the words, since the writer had to live through them.xoxo
I have not read this book, but did read her book about the loss of her husband. Boy did I relate.