EXCERPT from: “A BUTTERFLY’S JOURNEY…
…HEALING GRIEF AFTER THE LOSS OF A CHILD”
Barbara J Hopkinson reading an excerpt from her first book
“A Butterfly’s Journey… Healing Grief After the Loss of a Child”
during her book launch in Newburyport, MA
Barbara founded The Compassionate Friends of Greater Newburyport, MA in 2003 following the death of her 21-year-old son Brent in a motorcycle accident, her youngest son Robbie to stillbirth, and a baby to miscarriage. She is very close to her remaining son, Brad.
Wanting to do more, in 2015, she also founded A Butterfly’s Journey To A New Normal (ABJ), a nonprofit to help those struggling with grief to find their new normal. She is a GRI certified Grief Recovery Specialist and author of several more books, including Grief Diaries.
ABJ site: http://abutterflysjourney.org