The loss of one's father is one of the biggest life events one can experience. Nothing prepares you for the immense, life changing grief you will encounter. Everyone grieves differently. This book is from the perspective of someone who has gone through their own loss of their parent, and documented the stages of grief experienced along the way.
Saying Goodbye to Dad covers the aspects of grieving the loss of one's father from a personal experience, not from a clinical or professional point of view. Listening to this will expand your awareness of the grieving process so it does not seem endless, realizing there is an end to the emotions you are experiencing, and that many are going through the identical journey. This book will also strengthen your ability to confront your loss and successfully move forward with your life, bringing understanding that death does not end a relationship, but merely changes it.
©2012 Mandy Akridge (P)2013 Mandy Akridge
TOPS. Only one who has experienced such a catastrophic loss could write such a heartbreaking book.
Its honesty and its hope. Ms.Warchola loved her father as much as I loved my Mom (I'm sorry if I'm getting too personal but this book is written for this particular person) . The second half of the book--though is sounds silly to all scientists--she visits mediums, seance type people--and finds odd and totally strange ways of communicating--I don't say talking--to her father. I've never done this and I'm not saying I will. But for a non religious person it offers a tiny ray of hope that maybe death is not the completely absolute end.
The incidents with her father: he scratched her beloved red car by cleaning it too hard,and his pet (horrible) name for her, "pussycat" rang bells in my head of similar incidents I've had and any one who has lost a dear and unconditionally loving parent has had.
Just perfect---I had to keep looking at the narrator as I thought it was Mandy talking to me from her broken heart.
That she never saw her Dad's body was turned completely positively around as a hope that he may still exist somewhere, someplace, in the heavenly ether.
Ms. Warchola must have cried on every page. I was a very painful book.
"Helpful, unnecessary religion and pseudo science at end"
For those looking for a road map or psychological understanding of grief, this title will start out well enough, aided by sincerity on the part of the author giving authenticity. The final chapters however, dissolve into an unfocused religious and new age pseudo science style attempt to comfort readers that likely cannot please those with a specific religion or those with none at all. These chapters would have likely been better served appendix if better researched.
"Touching but realistic and objective"
I like the narration, very simple, casual and from the heart. Left me with a good and optimistic feeling knowing the spirit of our loved one will be with us.
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