Grief is a journey through a fearful, unknown, surreal landscape, encountering intense emotions, physical maladies, and deep spiritual questions incomparable to anything we've likely encountered before. Grief journeys, especially in the complicated grief of child loss, are not a neat, linear path of progressing through predictable stages. Instead, it's a roller coaster ride of twists and turns and wild loop-de-loops that may be cyclical and repetitive.
The unexpected loss of her daughter and only child launched Sara Nelson on an unwanted journey into the darkness of grief. She discovered how easily the pain, purposelessness, and loss of a way of life that could never be recovered can pull a person into a quagmire of despair. Her path to recovery began with recognizing the importance of perspective, the power of positive choices, and finding personalized therapeutic strategies for difficult days. She reveals footsteps to guide readers through the dark maze of their own grief journey, learning to manage the special challenges of holidays, birthdays, and death anniversaries, and discovering peace in the middle of the mystery of unresolved questions.
Sara tells her story with honesty and raw vulnerability as she worked through the emotional, physical, and spiritual complexities of grief. She reveals footsteps to guide readers through the dark maze of their own grief journey to renewed light, life, and hope.