The Gift of Loss
The Gift of Loss is the story of a child whose life was nothing short of a miracle and whose death changed his family in profound and unexpected ways. With equal measure of heartbreaking detail and soul-affirming insight Paula Simon shares with us her journey into the joys and fears of motherhood; her descent into unspeakable anguish following the loss of her baby boy; and the brilliant gifts of hope, gratitude, and wisdom that she and her husband successfully salvaged from the depths of suffering. The Gift of Loss is a testament to the power of love, the resiliency of the human spirit and ultimately the story of a child whose short life inspired remarkable transformation in the lives of others.
About the author
Paula Simon has a Masters Degree in Social Work from Dalhousie University. She lives in Nova Scotia with her husband Robert and her daughter Jessie, where she is also a partner in Simon Chisholm Consulting. The Gift of Loss is her first book. It was born of an unyielding desire to tell the story of her son, Simon, in order to reach out to those who find themselves struggling to make sense of loss in their lives.
Paula speaks to small and large audiences about her life experience and lessons learned about gratitude, mindfulness and joy.
In the News
Halifax author wants to help more grieving parents imagine ‘life beyond their suffering - By Yvette d’EntremontStar Halifax Tues., May 21, 2019