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To the entrants, in our latest book giveaway, thank you; your interest in Life Came to a Standstill makes a positive difference to the reach of our message of hope in the midst of deep loss. Goodreads profile available here
August already! Many venues have re-opened, or are re-opening soon, and a few have closed again. With safety first, our outings may not be as relaxed as they once were; still, it is reassuring to see a few close family members and friends. While Covid-19 remains an invisible threat, some people are being careful, and some not so much. How are you coping with this continuing reality? We may be battling the same storm; yet, as individuals we are navigating it differently. For those who are bereaved, along with the added concerns of this pandemic, grief continues . . .
Traditional celebratory days: birthdays, anniversaries, and holidays, which may be happy times for others, can blind-side you with painful emotions and poignant memories. The ensuing roller-coaster-ride of grief may feel overwhelming. Please remember that as scary as the experience can be, it will pass if you allow it. These challenging "ups and downs" are a normal part of your grief journey.
You are not alone . . .
It helps to share your story again and again with those you trust. Perhaps you remain somewhat isolated right now. Continue to reach outward by phone, internet, physical-distancing visits, and (possibly) a little closer connection with your safe social circle. Snail-mail too can offer some of the compassionate help and support you need.
Although our book does not "speak" to the new realities of 2020, we hold out a helping hand for your grief. Life Came to a Standstill is dedicated to every heart impacted by loss. We "get it" that your grief continues to impact you while world events attempt to overshadow your sorrow.
A bereaved mom gives back:
The Story of the Dragonfly (photo upward to the left) begins: "Once in a little pond, in the muddy water under the lily pads, there lived a little water beetle . . ." Barbara, bereaved mom of Nathan, in Nathan's honour and memory, lovingly crafts these beautiful key chains from parachute silk. She donates the key chains, including this timeless legend. If you have an interest in Barbara's compassionate work, you may contact her at: firstname.lastname@example.org
To learn about Life Came to a Standstill, including photos, a piece of the Introduction, and to read the first paragraph, of each chapter, choose the page, "author & contributing writers." To view the opinions of others, please check out "reviews." Moving through our site, under "more" you will find 2 free support-booklets ready to click and print. Scroll further under "more" for book tips. Grieving a loved-one is the hardest work and we'd like to help you.
Various communities offer bereavement support. One valuable resource is Bereaved Families of Ontario-York Region (BFOYR). Click here to access their website. Face-to-face support is temporarily suspended, due to Covid-19; however, peer support by phone is available upon request: leave a message at (905) 898-6265.
"Life Came to a Standstill" is available through many venues, including libraries. To see where you can purchase your copy (with no obligation to buy) look under "order your copy." Follow our FB book page by clicking the symbol below, or send us a note anytime at all.
During each and every day, we wish you hope, health, strength, safety, and love.