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After the Flowers Die: A Handbook of Heartache, Hope and Healing After Losing a Child by [Delorme, Melanie]
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Length: 113 pages Word Wise: Enabled Enhanced Typesetting: Enabled
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Is it possible to survive the loss of a child?

You may feel that the answer is “no, never, absolutely not.” Be assured that not only is it possible for you to survive this devastating tragedy, but it is also possible for you to find the strength to thrive again.

The loss of a child creates a gaping hole in a parent’s heart that seems unbearable. The only people who truly understand your pain are other bereaved parents. Melanie is one of those parents, and in After the Flowers Die, she offers encouragement, hope, and honest suggestions to help you experience joy once again.

This book is written in a unique, easy-to-read A to Z format that addresses many topics parents may experience such as anger, bitterness, birthdays, Christmas, hope, signs, and more. If you have lost a child and are searching for practical encouragement, this book is a great starting point for you to acknowledge your loss and find the courage to celebrate your child’s life.

Are you ready to begin your journey towards healing?


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  • Format: Kindle Edition
  • File Size: 1345 KB
  • Print Length: 113 pages
  • Publisher: Author Academy Elite (12 June 2017)
  • Sold by: Amazon Australia Services, Inc.
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B071G41L41
  • Text-to-Speech: Enabled
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  • Word Wise: Enabled
  • Screen Reader: Supported
  • Enhanced Typesetting: Enabled
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5.0 out of 5 stars Hope and Healing 3 July 2017
By Travelingiraffe - Published on
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I've never lost a child. Actually, I've been lucky not to loose anyone in my inner circle, just my grandmother who had been sick for two years before her death. But knowing Melanie's story I wanted to read her book. I thought maybe it would help me help others I know who have lost loved ones.

One section that stuck out was on Platitudes, as someone who never lost anyone that close to me, it's the things I worry about saying to other people. Here she writes, "Tomorrow may have a new set of challenges, or the sunshine may make it a manageable day." Such a true statement, whether you have lost someone or are just going through a hard time.

This is a wonderfully written book that I hope can reach the people who need it.
5.0 out of 5 stars You are not alone. 29 June 2017
By Kary Oberbrunner - Published on
Over the past thirteen years, my passion has been to guide people toward unwavering clarity and deliberate focus to create meaningful, inspirational lives. Our number of days on earth are not guaranteed. No one understands this truth better than bereaved parents.

When Melanie’s eight-year-old son, Garrett, was accidently shot while hunting; she did not quit living. She did not spend all her days asking, “Why me?” Instead, she chose to do something to combat her grief—she began to write. Through her writing she developed a passion for helping other parents navigate the tragic world of grief that was forced upon them. In her book, After the Flowers Die, readers will find guidance as well as a level of comfort and compassion that every bereaved parent needs. As parents, we are never the same without our child, but it is possible to survive and thrive again.

As a devoted husband and father to three great kids, I understand what special gifts all children are. I know what it means to love unconditionally. When a child dies, that unconditional love is the reason for our intense pain, but, as Melanie proposes, that same love can allow us to move forward to keep our child’s memory alive.

The death of a child creates a deep void in our lives; rather than leaving that void filled with despair, After the Flowers Die, will help fill it with courage. This easy-to-read, practical guide to coping with the death of a child will provide readers with the belief that they will regain a sense of purpose and live with joy once again.

No matter where you are on your journey, this book will provide hope amidst the heartache and, most importantly, readers will begin to walk a deliberate path toward healing. This book leaves readers feeling understood and confident of the truth,

You are not alone.
5.0 out of 5 stars There is Hope Even When You've Lost Your Child 6 July 2017
By Dvora Elisheva - Published on
After the Flowers Die: A Handbook of Heartache, Hope and Healing After Losing a Child
This review is based on the Amazon preview of the book.
I have experienced death and loss, but never that of my own child. I was contemplating the differences between someone who has born a child and one who has not recently and came to the conculsion that there are some things I will never understand--one being the connection a mother feels to her child.
Why am I telling you this? Because as I read this preview, it became very clear to me that Melanie has been there. She has born a child and lost him. She still grieves his loss, yet she walks in healing. Her book is written in a very creative way. It seems to me that while you might benefit from reading it linearly, the way it is designed beaons you to dive in where YOU need help.
Melanie offers you a listening ear, and gems from her own journey while recognizing that your journey through grief will be different from hers. Similar, but different.
I hope you won't need to read her book, but if you do, this could be just the book to encourage you to walk through your grief rather than let your grief define you.
5.0 out of 5 stars I believe this book should be a companion for anyone who has ever lost a loved one before 29 June 2017
By Erica Marie - Published on
I have gone through many tragedies in my life and have watched special family members die in front of me, but losing one of my children would be something absolutely devastating to have to live through. In this book, Author Melanie Delorme tells her heart wrenching story about her son Garret dying when he was only 8 years old, but seeing how she learned to mourn his death in a healthy way and now is living in victory, hope and healing, gives this book validity! Her story will deeply inspire you and give you HOPE! "After the Flowers Die" is not your typical grief book. I believe this book should be a companion for anyone who has ever lost a loved one before.
5.0 out of 5 stars The ABCs of grief recovery 13 July 2017
By Greg Gerber - Published on
How do you "just get over" the death of a child? You gave him life and he became your life. Now he's gone, taking with him your hopes for his bright, successful future. When a child dies suddenly, people often surround the grieving parents. But, after a few days or weeks, they are left to lonely and alone. How do you process those feelings, your anger, guilt the darkness that descends upon you? Melanie Delorme has authored an easy-to-read book that guides parents through all the emotional waves that hammer them night and day. From accepting the inevitable to coming out of the zombie stage, this book provides remarkable insight to one of life's greatest tragedies.

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