Available in both print and eBook editions
Sample the first two chapters of the book and read its many glowing
five-star reviews on Amazon.
Selected Books for
Widows and other grieving hearts . . .
Note that these books were selected in 2005 as examples of some of the
helpful books on Amazon. Many new books have since been published, so please
search Amazon for other books for widowers, grieving parents, and others who
need help in coping with deep emotional loss. - Editor
A Widow's Thoughts and Advice
A Series of Uplifting Articles for
Widows and Other Grieving Hearts
by Barbara Brabec
Harry's Memorial Pages
February, 2015: Out with the Old, In with the New: "The Thoughts of a Widow Now Ten Years
Into Her Journey." In this continuing series of articles for widows, Barbara
talks about how nearing the ten-year mark in her journey prompted her to take
another positive and life-changing widow's step.
2012-2013. Eight Years and Counting . . .
Barbara did eBook editions of her memoir in 2012,
and in 2013, she began to work on new eBooks and published
Choice Words about some of her travel adventures with Harry.
May, 2010. Five years into the Journey
Barbara decided the time was right to finally write the most important book of her life: the story of her life's journey
with Harry (see left). Little did she know when she began this book in November 2009, shortly before her fifth anniversary as a widow,
that the writing and self-publication of it would change her life. Now widows can journey with her
by reading her memoir, The Drummer Drives! Everybody Else Rides
and learn what she learned as she explored her late
husband's life in a way she never imagined she would, or could.
"In researching and writing this book, I learned many new
things about Harry that not only made me laugh, but were so uplifting that I
found myself falling in love with him all over again."
BELOW, The original series of articles for new widows:
This first article in this series touched the hearts of many readers. Read their
special supportive comments HERE.
April, 2005: The
Survivor's Life Jacket
Now a widow for three months, Barbara shares her most personal feelings and
the coping strategies she used to help her get past the initial shock of losing
her husband, Harry, after nearly 44 years of marriage. This inspirational
article includes widow resources, personal photos, and perspective on things everyone
could do to prepare for the loss of a loved one or commemorate
their memory afterwards.
June, 2005: The Grieving Process
Barbara reports on her conversations with widows and others who have lost loved ones, discussing why it's a mistake to
try not to remember because it hurts too much, or to feel guilty for being able to laugh without your loved one. This uplifting
report includes a new shot of Harry's Humor and how he is
still making Barbara laugh even though he's gone, as well as more photos of
Barbara's sweet little cat who is giving her lots of joy and comfort.
February 2006: One Year Into the Journey
Barbara shares her thoughts and feelings after her first year of widowhood,
discussing the gains she has made, the emotional problems she continues
to deal with, and what she has been doing in the past six months to help
her get back into "work mode" and resume a normal life
routine. This report includes the experiences of two other widows, plus
inspirational quotes and resources for widows. Part II of this article, which discusses
Therapy, explains how journaling and letter writing can help one release pent-up emotions
during the grieving process. (Includes links to a host of related books and articles on the
"Love is eternal; it transcends even death. Although the person died, the love
did not. Nothing can take away the love that you shared, ever. And
nothing can take away the love that you continue to feel."
- Ashley Davis Prend, author of Transcending Loss
"No one wants grief. Yet when it comes, it is too costly to be wasted.
Sorrow must be put to good use. That's true whether we are mourning the
loss of a loved one, a loss of health, or any other tragic reversal. If
the energy of mourning can be translated into some positive change,
there can be a feeling that the suffering or loss was not in vain."
RBC Ministries "Discovery Series" booklet, Where Can We
"Death ends a life, not a relationship. It struggles on in a survivor's mind
toward some resolution which it may never find." - Words spoken by Gene Hackman
at the end of the movie, I Never Sang for my Father.
Copyright © by Barbara Brabec 2005-2015.
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