Has a loss left you feeling lost?
There are quite a few books already out in the world concerning grief, so why do I feel the need to write another? First, over the 22 years of working in a funeral home and making grief home visits to over 3,000 families, I was gifted with multitudes of rich, inspirational stories. Many of these appear in my book, Incomplete. If they weren’t put into print, they would be gone. They are all true (names changed to protect privacy). Secondly, people wonder, “How do I deal with this unbelievably difficult loss?” Included are coping mechanisms. These need to be expressly stated. They ease the pain. And lastly, my grandchildren’s grandchildren may find themselves with loss. Devastating loss. Grief beyond belief. Perhaps they will pluck my book from the shelf, blow off the dust, and find just what they need to get back into life again.
About the Author
Carleen Hennenfent, after receiving a Bachelor of Science degree in Mortuary Science from the University of Minnesota in Minneapolis, worked for Eastgate Funeral Service in Bismarck, ND, for 22 years. She developed the aftercare program which involved home visits to bereaved families and facilitating grief support groups. She was honored to be invited to speak to hundreds of groups, churches, long-term care facilities and universities, all in pursuit of grief education.