this book is for parents struggling with the death of one of their children.
This book offers practical dynamics for coping with the sudden death of a child, wisdom from the inspirited, and fresh inisghts into each stage of grief.
Rosalie Deer Heart uses her journal to make meaing, reinvest in life, and
explore the realms that exist beyond this life time.
Almost two decades have passed since the sudden death of my son, Mike. I had just turned thirty-three years old, and he was soon to be fifteen. Weeks before his death, I had agreed to an unwanted emergency hysterectomy, and he had enjoyed his first date. Together we had weathered the painful individuation process that seems to turn mother and teenager into adversaries. And I was delighted when Mike returned to his witty, assertive self And able to be more comfortable with the family and even reaching out to his two-and-a-half old sister, Kelli-Lynne.
Then he was dead, and I had no clue how to make my pain go away. Neither my parents nor my grandparents ever experienced the death of their children. The place in which I voiced my agony, questions, and terror that my daughter, too, would die was my journal. There I kept track of my dreams as well. Indeed, one of the few parts of my life that survived the death of my son was this dedication to writing. Not only did my voice on paper keep me honest while trying to make sense of my son’s death as well as my life.
My intent was never to write a book. I was simply writing in my journal.