“Clouds of grief would engulf me at the weirdest times. One minute I would be tending to everyday activities, and the next minute a paralyzing heaviness would press down on my body and spirit.” — from Tragedy’s Treasures, A Mom’s Journey Through Grief.
A heartfelt window into the shock and devastation of losing a sixteen-year-old son in a car wreck, Tragedy’s Treasures shares the hope of twelve faith-based treasures the author experienced before, during, and after the tragic death of her son. She describes how these treasures revealed themselves through circumstances, prayers, choices, and divine intervention.
Tragedy’s Treasures shows the path that led from a mom’s shattered dreams to her hope for the future. It is meant to guide the bereaved towards:
* Giving yourself and others permission to feel
* Knowing what to expect in your grief journey
* Relying on faith to equip you for your climb
The death of a child, no matter their age, leaves the parents, siblings, grandparents, relatives, and friends feeling shattered and powerless. This agony can cause searing pain and superficial numbness. The loved ones might ask, “Is what I am feeling normal? How can I endure? What can I do to support my grieving loved ones? How long will this last? Will I ever heal?”
Through genuine and personal experiences, this book delivers encouragement that life can go on and that it is okay to feel any emotion at any given time throughout the grieving process.
Karyn Almendarez is not a minister or counselor. She is a teacher, wife, and grandmother who others have encouraged to share her journey through grief with others to help them have hope and faith in God’s master plan.
Nineteen years after her son’s death, Karyn Almendarez’s story provides a reflective look at the events in her life that point to God’s master plan. Her childhood, education, career choice, family, friends, and faith have inspired her to share her personal journey of grief and hope.