This uplifting journal is offered as a timeless gift for the bereaved, with the intention to celebrate the life of their loved one and bring degrees of comfort when grief is beyond words.The journal will gradually evolve over time and become a treasured keepsake for many years to come. By gathering precious memories from family and friends, each empty page will ultimately be filled with unique anecdotes, stories, poetry or illustrations, which will help paint a beautiful picture of the life being celebrated. Scattered throughout the journal are a selection of inspirational quotes, poems, stories and prayers, plus some suggestions for coping and a list of recommended organisations to support the bereaved throughout the grieving process.
Aileen Wait is a married mother of four who lives in country Victoria. Over the past three years, after the death of her daughter, she has been searching for answers to the question of why children die young. Her quest for knowledge led her on a spiritual path which resulted in the writing of this book. Lea McDonald is married with two sons and lives in Melbourne. She has spent many years as a primary caregiver and developed an interest in natural therapies for stress and anxiety. She has a passion for working with families affected by life threatening illness and it is through this work she met Aileen.