Portraits of Hope: The Parents’ Journey
Possibly the most wonderful gift you could give yourself and others.
How do I go on?
Will I ever know joy and happiness again?
How have other parents gone on to build new lives?
Questions like these, along with many more, are addressed by parents whose children have died. Portraits of Hope follows the candid, moving stories shared by these parents.
Spanning a 25-year period, parents and grief specialists chart the course from initial loss, with its gut-wrenching pain and hopelessness, to creating a new and different life that includes meaning, purpose, and joy. Inspirational and educational, these revealing interviews provide wisdom, insight, and hope in dealing with difficult grief issues, such as wanting to give up and die, encountering difficulties in marriage, remembering siblings, and dealing with friends and relatives.
Portraits of Hope: The Parents’ Journey also provides concrete, practical information to specialists and professionals who must deal with the death of children. Physicians, therapists, first responders, nurses, clergy, educators, and hospice caregivers – all will find Portraits of Hope to be a helpful and necessary resource in supporting bereaved parents and families.
Most of all, Portraits of Hope: The Parents’ Journey isis a guiding light for those walking the difficult path of grief. Wherever they may be on that path, parents, families, communities, and friends will find what they need.
Stay Tuned: Currently working on the next documentary film about what children and teens go through after they lose someone they love entitled Portraits of Hope: The Child’s Journey.