On August 12, 1986 twenty-five-year-old David Strommen was struck and killed by a bolt of lightening. The tragedy sent his parents reeling with grief. Out of that grief came a journey toward healing--a journey that is chronicled in this extraordinary book.
The Strommens enountered five cries of grief--the cry of pain, from the awareness of their devasting loss; the cry of longing, from missing their son; the cry for supportive love, from the extreme sense of vulnerability they experienced; the cry of understanding, as they tried to attribute meaning to a meaningless loss; and the cry for significance, as they strove to see some good result from this tragedy.
As they wrote accounts of their journey, they recognized that the grief of a father may differ significantly from that of a mother. Thier stories--voiced in alternating chapters--launch a journey that can provide strength, insight, and renewal for all who experience the heartbreak of a loved one's sudden death.
"A powerful and moving book written from the individual perspectives of a mother and father." Roland and Doris Larson, consulting psychologist and co-trainer
One of the few books that has the perspective from both a mom and a dad.