THE HARDEST PART ABOUT: A Ten-Year Journey Through Grief by Sawyer Small
Grief may be a natural experience that affects us all, but the process of grieving is different for everyone.
More than 1.9 million children in America have to accept the death of a parent. The author, who lost his mother at age fourteen, recalls how family members coped after her death from cancer. In writing this book, the author, a music therapist who helps others cope with grief, seeks to resolve facets of his own grief. He also shares how she’s still making an impact on his life ten years after her death.
Guided by the journal entries of his beloved mother, the author takes readers on a search for meaning, comfort, and support after the loss of a loved one.
Each chapter follows the author’s journey of learning, starting with a different “hardest-part-about” aspect of grief-from the shock of his mother’s diagnosis, to the anticipation of her death, the immediate aftermath of her death, and beyond.
Whether you’re struggling with losing a loved one or helping someone navigate a journey of their own, you’ll find meaningful insights to help you through the hardest parts of grief with this book.