My child has died and I don’t know how to relate to the world any more. Where do I go from here? Will life ever be anything but hard and dark and sad? Am I normal?
These questions and more plague bereaved parents. Judith R. Bernstein, who examines these questions in When the Bough Breaks: Forever After the Death of a Son or Daughter (1997), concludes that while one never overcomes or recovers from grief for the lost child, it is possible to live and even thrive after the unthinkable has happened.
Other books on grief include:
Sometimes Mountains Move by C. Everett Koop
Lament for a Son by Nicholas Wolterstorff
A Grief Observed by C.S. Lewis
A Sorrow Shared by Henri J.M. Nouwen
A Grief Unveiled by Gregory Floyd
Life After the Death of My Son by Dennis L. Apple
A Decembered Grief by Harold Ivan Smith
First You Die by Marie Levine
Not by Accident by Isabel Fleece
Tracks of a Fellow Struggler by John R. Claypool
Surviving the Death of a Child by John Munday
When Life is Changed Forever by Rick Taylor
I Wasn’t Ready to Say Goodbye by Noel & Blair