By Ellen Mitchell
The death of a child is an unimaginable loss no parent ever expects to face. In Beyond Tears, nine mothers share their individual stories of how to survive in the darkest hour. They candidly share with other grieving parents what to expect in the first year and long beyond: Harmonious relationships.
There is a new definition of what one considers “normal” The question “how many children to you have?” can be devastating Mothers and fathers mourn and cope differently. There simply is no answer to the question “why?”. This sharing in itself is a catharsis and because each of these mothers lost her child at least seven years ago, she is in a unique position to provide perspective on what newly bereaved parents can expect to feel.