The Way of Letting Go, By Wilma Derksen
About the Book: Maybe it was the sting of remarks from a relative or friend. Maybe a miscarriage ended your hopes for a family. For all of your heartbreaks, maybe you wished there was someone to help you through. For Wilma Derksen, letting go of the 15 misconceptions about grief led her back to hope. In this book she tells how you can do the same.
Wilma’s world collapsed when her teenage daughter, Candace, was taken hostage and murdered. Wilma now shares her choices to “let go” of heartbreak, which gave her the courage to navigate through the dark waters of sorrow. Like Wilma, maybe your heartbreak forced you to retreat from happy expectations, of believing that life is fair, of finding closure for every circumstance. She encourages patiently: let go of the happy ending, let go of perfect justice, let go of fear, and let go of closure. Wilma’s wisdom will help you overcome your broken heart, and her advice will enable you to break free of pain to live a life of true joy.
My Thoughts: This book is about processing grief. Throughout the book the author talks about their own loss as well as other people’s stories of loss. It talks about a lot of ways to relieve the grief, especially letting go to do this. I was impressed that this book dealt with a great variety of loss, but just the big death of a relative kind. The Way of Letting Go is all about gaining control of your emotions and is a great book.