Tears in a Bottle: Stories of Life and Loss
Tears in a Bottle: Stories of Life and Loss, Clair's first book, was published in October 2010 and is available at www.trafford.com or at www.amazon.com. Price: $11.75 plus $4.00 shipping and handling. (For multiple copies, email firstname.lastname@example.org for special shipping rates.) It is also available in Kelowna at Springfield Funeral Home, 2020 Springfield Rd.
They wonder why I'm not “over it” yet. What in the world do they mean? Do they mean, am I back to normal? Not crying my eyes out, wanting to die? No longer feeling pain? Not talking endlessly about my husband? I'll never get over this. If by getting over it they mean forgetting him, never tearing up at the mention of his name, or falling strangely quiet in a room full of chatting friends, no, I don't think so. No, normal for me would mean getting him back; that will not happen here on earth. So, no, I don't think I'll be getting over it.
Living with Grief
This article was originally written for the American Hospice Foundation of America. Price: $5 plus $4.00 shipping and handling. To order, email email@example.com.
This article is designed to help parents and guardians think through the idea of including young children in the death and funeral process. It was originally presented to the American Hospice Foundation at the invitation of Dr. Ken Doka, who wrote the forward to my book, Tears in a Bottle: Stories of Life and Loss.