this book is written through the eyes of a mother who has lost a child in a tragic car accident. it addresses the initial elements of grief and attempts to bring the reality into focus. because grief does not end with the funeral but continues on with painful reminders each day, it is the author's intent to offer coping mechanisms and help the reader confront the issues. days such as birthdays, anniversaries, holidays, and graduations are given new meaning with the death of a child. these occasions and more are addressed and suggestions are given to endure the situation and move on and become stronger. the author interviewed families who had lost children of all ages and the common thread with each interview was "i thought i was the only one feeling this way." this book presents honest feelings from each family member in an effort to help other family members deal with their grief. throughout the book there are poems which compliment areas of sorrow. each poem ends with the hope of a reunion in heaven. this book re-enforces the scriptural element in the healing process and uses that element to offer hope for the future of both the family and those around them.