A Few Books That Have Gotten Us Through Our Grief

Friday Aug 28th, 2015

Nothing about losing a child is easy. Nothing. But in the days, months, and years (*sigh* we are coming up on the 2nd anniversary of losing Alyssa) I needed to know SOMEONE out there knew what I was feeling. The pain is unlike anything you could ever imagine. I would rather have my heart ripped out of my body then to ever feel even an ounce of this grief. Some days I would be so sad, or angry that I just couldn’t turn the tv on, yet the sound of silence was deafening. I turned to books, as they have always been a comfort, and hobby that I have enjoyed. After Alyssa’s passing many friends, family members, even strangers bought, sent or recommended books for us to read. I would like to share that list with you now. It is my hope that if you are the parent of a child who has passed that one of these could bring you even a second of comfort.

Beyond Tears: Living After Losing a Child, Revised Edition

Jesus Calling: Enjoying Peace in His Presence

Proof of Heaven: A Neurosurgeon’s Journey into the Afterlife

Heaven is for Real: A Little Boy’s Astounding Story of His Trip to Heaven and Back

The Worst Loss: How Families Heal from the Death of a Child

Chicken Soup for the Soul: Messages from Heaven: 101 Miraculous Stories of Signs from Beyond, Amazing Connections, and Love that Doesn’t Die

There’s More to Life Than This: Healing Messages, Remarkable Stories, and Insight About the Other Side from the Long Island Medium

These were wonderful resources for my young children:

The Invisible String

The Next Place

Heaven is for Real: A Little Boy’s Astounding Story of His Trip to Heaven and Back

Jesus Calling: 365 Devotions For Kids

If you have read any of these and would like to leave your thoughts we would really appreciate it. If you have any others to recommend, I am always looking for new reading material.

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