Hundreds of infants, children, and young adults meet death everyday. In the early evening hours of June 20, 1997, the life of Valerie Victoria James ended as the result of a car accident.
Valerie was a vibrant, enthusiastic, beautiful Christian teenager. She was an integral part of her community and school, her favorite organizational activities, and her close knit family. But Valerie's death started her family on a journey to overcome their overpowering grief. In the process, she helped them discover a number of miracles the secular world would label as "coincidences."
Over the course of a single year, thousands of families must deal with the death of a child. And they too will struggle to find answers to the very same questions as those raised by authors Cathy and Frank James:
- How do you help?
- Is there such a thing as "closure"?
- What do you say to a bereaved family?
"It's the Journey . Not the Destination, Mom" provides the pointers and guidance that will help any bereaved family, family member, or friend of a grieving Christian to endure the journey they must travel following the loss of a child.