For the child (or even adult) who is grieving, we recommend a combination of the book Waterbugs and Dragonflies: Explaining Death to Young Children with the gift of a dragonfly in some form. The book is a beautifully illustrated story about waterbugs who are fearful about why sometimes one of their kind disappears up out of the water and never returns. Then we follow the course of one who does leave the water and transforms into a dragonfly soaring through the air, awed by the beauty and breadth of the new world around him. It is a story that brings comfort to many, as we below often fear what’s on the other side, and it comforts us to imagine our loved ones now exploring an even more beautiful place.
Paired with a concrete representation of a dragonfly to hold dear – a dragonfly token to hold in their pocket, or a dragonfly necklace or bracelet or magnet or mug (all available at Uplifting Connections, of course!), this book will offer the reassurance that their loved one is okay.