Like millions of other parents, Dr. Kelly Barbour-Conerty was living a normal life, spending time with her daughters, watching them grow up and making plans for their futures. Then, in the blink of an eye, along with the screeching of tires and the crushing of a metal car frame, that normality came to a sudden and horrific end. Her 16 year-old daughter, Lexi, was killed in a car crash only 1 ½ miles from home on the way to a meeting of her church youth group, and Kelly instantly became the newest member of The Grieving Parents Club.
For years, Kelly has lived and struggled with a new normal-one that doesn’t include Lexi. Like so many other grieving parents before her, she has grappled with the big questions–Why did this happen to my child? How can I go on without my child? and the small ones-Do I hang a Christmas stocking? What should I do with her things?
Kelly knows first-hand of the darkness that comes with the grief after the death of a child, but with the help of other members of the Club who felt her pain and kindly offered advice at every stage of the grieving process, she has learned how to survive, cope and heal, and how to bring a ray of light, hope, and joy to other grieving parents.
If you are a grieving parent, or know one, Kelly’s new Amazon #1 bestseller, The Grieving Parents Club: How to Survive, Cope and Heal after the Death of a Child, can help. By sharing her journey through this hardest grief and the insights that she has gained over the years from other members of the Club, Kelly hopes to let other grieving parents know that they are never alone in their journey.
No matter what, members of the Grieving Parents Club will be there to help each other.