This giveaway is over, but the book (by the mother of an estranged adult child) is still available.
Sheri McGregor’s 2021 GIVEAWAY EVENTS: HERE’S #2
I am excited to announce the second giveaway event for 2021!
In my book, Done With The Crying, I mention the poetry some parents of estranged adult children in my online peer support community here at the site wrote as part of their healing. Some funny, some sad, it was joy to read those poems and to know that in writing them, those mothers had changed their momentary outlook … and eventually their lives.
For this giveaway, I have ONE copy of a book of poetry written by another parent who knows the emotional pain of estrangement from an adult child. Poems from the Heart for Hope and Healing: For Those Who Have Experienced Estrangement from a Loved One, by Claire L. Cunning, is a heartfelt collection written to express her pain, as well as offer hope.
My assessment? You may shed a tear or two because the poems are moving and touch the heart. Others may make you laugh. You may recognize yourself in some of the verses, and feel the pull of the past and to times you cherished … as well as look forward to a good future ahead.
One lucky reader here at RejectedParents.Net will be randomly chosen from among those who follow the instructions at the end of this post and take action.
The author has divided this poetry volume into into three sections:
- Grief and Hurt
- Anger and Denial
- Hope and Healing
Cunning chose to organize the poems as a way to help. She explains to readers, “That way you can choose a section of poetry depending on your feelings for that day. It is my hope that you can find some comfort in my poetry knowing I’ve been there with you.”
To enter the giveaway, you will need to be reading this and enter by commenting as instructed between 9 p.m. PST on 1/29/21 and 9 p.m. PST on 2/1/21. Don’t worry if your comment doesn’t show up immediately (all comments are moderated and must be approved for publication). Your comment must meet specific criteria, too, so read closely.
To enter, here’s what to do.
Leave a comment in reply to this blog post as follows:
Leave your first name and last initial as well as a working email address in the form where it asks who you are. Also, in the comment post itself, you’ll need to share three things:
- Who is estranged from you (just a title, no names please)? Is it a son, daughter, step-child, adopted daughter or son?
- In no more than three sentences, please share: How long you have been estranged and whether this is the first estrangement, part of an episodic estrangement, etc.
- In ONE sentence from your own experience, share the most important thing you would tell another parent whose adult child has become estranged.
The winner will be randomly drawn from a hat or jar into which all names have been placed. I will contact the winner, who will need to reply to my email by 9 p.m. on 2/2/21, with their full name and the correct email to send the pass. In the event of no reply, another winner will be drawn.
Remember, to enter for this book of poetry by Claire L. Cunning your comment must be received here by 9 p.m. PST on 2/1/21. Don’t delay. Leave your comment as instructed for a chance to win.
Good luck! I can’t wait to read your comments, and by sharing a bit here, you will help other parents.
Hugs to you all. Take kind care of yourselves, Sheri McGregor