A tender story and an effective tool to help children suffering loss understand their feelings and work through them. "The Day Sad Arrived" was inspired by a young man who today is sixteen years old. When he was eleven, he was extremely depressed. During a counseling session the author asked him, "What day did Sad arrive?" He stopped, thought a moment, and replied, "The day my uncle committed suicide." That was the day when God began to change this young man's life. He worked hard to discover new feelings and to see them as friends rather than foes. Today, this young man is in ministry and is blessing many people in his walk with the Lord. "This tender story provides children with a helpful understanding of their feelings in the wake of a deep loss. Counselors and parents will find this to be a valuable tool in the healing process." - Robin Jones Gunn, Best selling author of the Mrs. Posey books featured in the I Can Read series by Zonderkids "Clever, creative, and thought- provoking, "The Day Sad Arrived" is a must-read for any child or adult who has suffered a loss, as it gives permission to feel the full range of conflicting emotions that accompany sadness. This book provides a practical framework for understanding the complexity of the grief process by putting a face and name to this ethereal emotion. I anticipate this being an effective therapeutic tool for clients of all ages." - Michelle J. Watson, PhD, LPC, A private counselor, practicing and, specializing in eating disorders and trauma recovery
The Day Sad Arrived by Kathleen Sawyer was published by Redemption Press in December 2014. The ISBN for The Day Sad Arrived is 9781632329912.