The Big Red Chair
Brenda J. Wood
Alloway’s Printing and Publishing, 2011, 31 pages
Grief can be disabling for the strongest of those among us. Understanding and dealing with the loss of a loved one is something that each one of us will have to deal with at some point in our lives. It can send a person into a complete and uncontrollable tail spin if you don’t have the right tools to learn to move on.
For children, it can be even more difficult because they just don’t have the life experience, mental or emotional growth to comprehend what’s happened. If you have a child that is dealing with grief over the loss of someone important in their lives, The Big Red chair is a great stepping stone to helping them adjust in a story format that they can identify with.
Brenda Wood, who just lost her husband, Ron, last year, has lovingly shared her memories, and photos, of her family; in a wonderful story that centers around a big red chair that didn’t start out to be so loved. Then, Afi (Icelandic for Grandpa) gets sick goes to heaven. Her Grandchildren, though, can still remember Afi with all the love and laughter they shared with him, by still using his Big Red Chair.
A loved one may have left your life and gone to Heaven; but their love has not. It still lives on inside you. Understanding that we need to hold on to the happy memories, so we can still feel that love, is an important part of the grieving process. This book will help your child learn to start doing just that.
The Big Red Chair also comes with an audio CD of the story; with Brenda, herself, doing the narrating.
About the Author, Brenda J. Wood
Brenda is a popular motivational speaker; noted for her common sense wisdom, sense of humour and quirky comments.
A prolific author, her other books include:
- Meeting Myself: Snippets from a Binging and Bulging Mind
- Heartfelt: 366 Devotions for Common Sense Living
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Brenda also contributes daily devotionals to Everyday Christian