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Sample Letter to Accompany Book 3—Finding Hope and Healing

(Sent six months after the loss)

Letter for those grieving during the COVID-19 crisis


Dear [Recipient’s name],

Enclosed is Finding Hope and Healing, the third Journeying through Grief book. I hope it will be a source of comfort and support to you.

It’s been around six months since [deceased’s name or the recipient’s relationship with the deceased] passed away. At this point in grief, people sometimes feel pressure—from others or even from themselves—to “get over it” and “move on” with their lives, maybe saying that there’s a lot more to worry about right now.

What I like most about this book is the assurance that it’s perfectly all right to still be grieving. To the rest of the world, half a year may seem like plenty of time to heal, but when you’ve lost someone you love, it may seem like no time at all. In normal times or unusually difficult ones, it’s not at all uncommon for people to still be grieving at this point. Don’t feel pressured or rushed—take all the time you need to grieve.

[Possibly add some personalized thoughts or information.]

May God bring you hope and healing.

[Or any closing you like to use.]