A practical resource for family and friends as they prepare to say goodbye to a loved one
At some point in our lives most of us will become caregivers. And part of that complex calling is letting go of those we love when our caregiving has run its course.
This beautiful collection of reflections by Marilyn Chandler McEntyre is for family members and friends who are doing the life-changing work of accompanying someone on the final stretch of his or her journey and mourning the losses that come at every stage. In quiet counterpoint to our hurried lives, A Long Letting Go invites caregivers to slow down for reflection and prayer as they prepare to say good-bye to a beloved friend or family member and grieve that loss.
Based on McEntyre's professional and personal experience with the dying, these gentle meditations offer comfort, direction, hope, respite, and consolation to caregivers during a difficult season of their own lives.
This collection of reflections for the caregiver is a companion to the author's previous book A Faithful Farewell: Living Your Last Chapter with Love, which is a book to help a dying person process and reflect well on his or her last days.