Believe by Pattie Welek Hall
Pattie is a spiritualist dedicated to the heart of healing. She resides in Charleston, SC and shares her life's journey with her son, Casey, her daughter, Annie, and her dog, Emme.
Believe is a great example of believing in something you cannot see, but knowing it exists in your heart.
Believe is a simple story about the loss of a loved one. Oma let's a bunch of balloons go. They begin to rise swiftly to the sky. Her grandchild wonders why her grandmother would do this, especially because she is crying. Oma explains that at an early age her son went to heaven, and that today was his birthday. The child begins to ask many question that are very hard to answer. Oma admits that some days she still cries over her son's death. It is hard to lose a loved one. But, even though that our loved ones are no longer on Earth, they will never leave our hearts. What brings peace, is remembering the good times, their laughter, their uniqueness, the lessons they came to teach us, and the gifts they leave behind. The balloons were a gift to her son, to remind the angels to throw a party for him. And in Oma's heart--- he received them.
Believe is a powerful, comforting, 53-page, picture book that simply explains to a child about loss, and brings them hope that their loved ones are in a better place. The book is perfect for children who are 4-8 years of age and who have experienced the loss of a loved one.
The book is available in Spanish as well, Creer. A portion of the sales of the book will be donated to the Casa de Santa Maria, in San Luis, Colorado, whose mission is to heal broken hearts, offer clarity of purpose and bring comfort, peace, and joy to the soul. www.casadesantamaria.org
For more info about the author, check out her website at www.pattiwelekhall.com