Balloons to Pawpaw is Susan’s inspirational account of her father’s final weeks and how she used that time to strengthen her faith and her family.
As she details each heart-wrenching experience, Susan gently shows how to enhance your last days with a terminally ill loved one. Even more, she provides numerous ideas for helping children comprehend and accept the debilitation and death of someone close to them.
Carefully chosen scriptures provide a biblical basis for each story. But the book’s highlight—and the source for its title—comes from four-year-old Grant. On the day of her dad’s funeral, Susan still wasn’t sure if her kids understood that their grandfather had passed away. Then Grant asked if they could launch some “balloons to Pawpaw up in heaven.” As they released each balloon and watched it disappear into the sky, Susan pictured her father in heaven catching them and laughing heartily. She finally felt peace at knowing her dad was with the Lord.
Whether you are supporting someone who is ill, seeking to explain death to your children, or struggling to bounce back from a loss, Balloons to Pawpaw will be like a soothing salve to your spirit.