“A mother is she who can take the place of all others, but whose place no one else can take.” -Cardinal Mermillod When a mother dies, often the center of the family is gone. The holiday rituals, the special birthday celebrations for children and grandchildren–the memories are often held by the mother. A mother is a caretaker, a best friend, a source of sage-like wisdom. Losing her can be a traumatic experience. In the Letting Go is not a guide through the stages of grief. Instead, it acts as a place of refuge for your memories and emotions. It is a space where you are invited to discover solace through the experiences and feelings of others–simple or profound. A collection of quotations, poems, ancient proverbs, and stories from the likes of Winston Churchill, Madeleine L’Engle, and Jonathon Lazear himself, this book acts as a companion to your grief whenever and wherever you might need it.