This is a photograph of my wife Sandra and me at the birth of our only child, Nigel, in 1974, in Leamington Spa, England. How proud we were embarking on parenthood and a future filled with delightful surprises.Who could have foreseen that Sandra would contract bowel cancer, dying seventeen months later, leaving a husband and son with broken hearts? Not only was I grappling with the loss of my wife, but I was also struggling to come to terms with raising our son away from our families and friends back in Australia. It would have been impossible to conceive then that twenty-seven years later Nigel would die in a car accident.
|Title of host publication||Flourishing in faith|
|Subtitle of host publication||Theology encountering positive psychology|
|Editors||Gillies Ambler, Matthew P Anstey, Theo D White, Mathew A White|
|Place of Publication||Eugene, OR|
|Publisher||Wipf & Stock Publishers|
|Number of pages||20|
|ISBN (Print)||9781498296427, 9781498296403|
|Publication status||Published - Jul 2017|
Ambler, G. (2017). Grief experiences: Potential catalyst for post-traumatic growth and wellbeing. In G. Ambler, M. P. Anstey, T. D. White, & M. A. White (Eds.), Flourishing in faith: Theology encountering positive psychology (1st ed., pp. 139-158). Wipf & Stock Publishers.