Grief Toolbox

Grief Toolbox

Summer 2017
This toolbox gives you some books to share with others and/or keep them to help your family.  You can order them on
Love Never Stops   by Emilio Parga
A Memory Book for Children of all ages.  Guided headings include pages for children to write or draw.


Kids Can Cope, by Emilio Parga
Kids Can Cope is an activity book from children for children who are living with change and loss.
I Will Never Forget You   by Emilio Parga
This is a teen journal of love and remembrance.
Please note:  Any book suggested should be used as needed and adapted to the circumstances of your loss.  The author and ministry are not responsible for unwanted results.
“There is no more emotionally connected system than the family, if for no other reason than because no one can ever truly leave it.  Because of these strong emotional connections, the behavior of any one individual is likely to have an effect on the behavior of all other members of the family.”

 (Families Facing Death, Rosen, Elliott J.,1998, p. 17)

A grief blog:
How Do You Cope With Change?

When I think of the word “cope”, I think about the word “manage”.  I also believe that managing any type of change takes practice. Meaning, I must have had some life experiences that either required me to change whether wanted or unwanted.  I did not want to my siblings to die as that’s what I had left after my parents died. I watched the loss grow and the number of siblings remaining get smaller. So what do I do? I cope.  I manage. Sometimes I do better than other times; and I don’t beat myself up about it. Sometimes I talk to myself.  I am quickly reminded of the love and relationships I still have.  I am reminded of the joy that is left to experience.  I know and believe there is always hope.

D. Ellen, July 2017

“To live is to choose.  But to choose well, you must know who you are and what you stand for, where you want to go and why you want to get there.”

-Kofi Annan, former Secretary-General of the United Nations