Losing Her 12y/o Son, Handling Grief, & Letting Go Of What We Cannot Control

Anna Whiston-Donaldson

I loved having Anna on the podcast and I wished it had been under better circumstances. But I felt like her story, although such a tragedy, could be a light in the dark for those who have lost a child and are dealing with grief. 

Anna wrote a New York Times best selling book called "Rare Bird", in which she talks about dealing with her early raw stages of grief, after the loss of her 12 year old son Jack, who drowned in a creek behind a friends' house. I love how well she gives freedom to those grieving and insight to the fact that we all handle grief differently. Anna also shares some super helpful tips on how to serve a grieving family. If you want to keep up with the happenings of Anna an her family after listening to her episode, you can find her writing about life on her blog, "An Inch of Gray."

I hope you find whatever you're needing within this episode or that you share it with a friend who could use encouragement in grief. 

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