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Remember Me When…

Creating Memories to Last a Lifetime

Todd Williams Ciara Compton

32 pages
Chalice Press
“How do you talk to a child about death? Start here. This beautiful book helps contextualize loss, and provides a beautiful memory to share with the family member who will be left behind.”—Jodi Picoult, #1 NYT bestselling author of The Book of Two Ways Do you know how you want to be remembered? Through this special children’s memory book, share the many ways we can remember each other, from eating strawberries in the spring to playing dress up with friends or watching fireflies light up the summer skies. Then add your own family memories to create a life-long keepsake. Author Todd Williams remembers the day one of his hospice patients asked him if he knew of a book to help her talk about death and dying with children. She wanted to let them know how she would like them to remember her. This patient’s question provoked Todd into thinking about how he wanted to be remembered. This book is the result. Remember Me When… will help you to talk to children about how you would like to be remembered and to create your own memories. This legacy book also includes a blank page for writing in your own remembrance.
Author Bio
Todd Williams holds a Masters of Divinity degree from Louisville Presbyterian Theological Seminary and is an ordained minister in the Christian Church (Disciples of Christ). He completed his Clinical Pastoral Education at MD Anderson Cancer Center, Houston, Texas. He currently serves as a Hospice Chaplain with Essential Hospice in Webster, Texas and is the Stated Supply for Westminster Presbyterian Church in Galveston, Texas. Williams is married to Quincy and they have two grown children and two grandchildren. Ciara Reyce Compton recently graduated from Savannah College of Art and Design with a Bachelors Degree in Illustration. This is her first illustrated children’s book and she is extremely grateful for the opportunity to work on such a special project. She currently resides outside Houston, TX and is the proud daughter of Caryl and Douglas Compton.