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Water Bugs and Dragonflies Explaining Death to Children (Looking Up)

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body. I guess I'll just have to wait until they become dragonflies too. Then they'll understand what has happened to me, and where I went." was happening, he had broke through the surface of the water and fallen onto the broad, green lily pad above.

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That's funny!" said one water bug to another. "Wasn't she happy here?" asked a second... "Where do you suppose she went?" wondered a third.Access-restricted-item true Addeddate 2020-09-06 05:10:50 Associated-names Ortiz Hernandez, Gloria, 1943- illustrator Boxid IA1924312 Camera USB PTP Class Camera Collection_set printdisabled External-identifier Down below the surface of a quiet pond lived a little colony of water bugs. They were a happy colony, living far away from the sun. For many months they were wings and a long tail. Even as he struggled, he felt an impulse to move his wings...The warmth of the sun soon dried the moisture from the new body. He moved his Such a beautiful book, the best we have come across for explaining death to young children. The main story is not exactly spiritual but is an allegory of life that is compatible with Christianity, the notes and scripture references that follow the story explain its symbolism. as they watched, the water bug disappeared from sight. Its friends waited and waited but it didn't return...

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very busy, scurrying over the soft mud on the bottom of the pond. They did notice that every once in awhile one of their colony seemed to lose interest in going urn:lcp:waterbugsdragonf0000stic:epub:ebf1ef9b-a349-47fa-b19f-efec1547a8d1 Foldoutcount 0 Identifier waterbugsdragonf0000stic Identifier-ark ark:/13960/t1mh6sw08 Invoice 1652 Isbn 082981180X

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With a much loved family member slowly slipping away from us, I needed help explaining death to my kids, ages 10, 7, and 4. A friend who has suffered losses recommended this book and Tear Soup.

Waterbugs and Dragonflies by Doris Stickney - Beloved Hearts Waterbugs and Dragonflies by Doris Stickney - Beloved Hearts

One spring day, not long after, the very water bug who had suggested the plan found himself climbing up the lily stalk. Up, up, up, he went. Before he knew what

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Look!" said one of the water bugs to another. "One of our colony is climbing up the lily stalk. Where do you think she is going?" Up, up, up it slowly went....Even Down below the surface of a quiet pond lived a little colony of water bugs. They were a happy colony, living far away from the sun. For many months they were very busy, scurrying over the soft mud on the bottom of the pond. They did notice that every once in a while one of their colony seemed to lose interest in going about with its friends. Clinging to the stem of a pond lily, it gradually moved out of sight and was seen no more. rest. Then it was that he chanced to look below to the bottom of the pond. Why, he was right above his old friends, the water bugs! There they were scurrying the dragonfly darted down. Suddenly he hit the surface of the water and bounced away. Now that he was a dragonfly, he could no longer go into the water...

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When he awoke, he looked about with surprise. He couldn't believe what he saw. A startling change had come to his old body. His movement revealed four silver While not told on a spiritual level, this story can be adapted to explain to children, whether with a religious context or not, the concept of death and moving on. Swooping and dipping in great curves, he flew through the air. He felt exhilarated in the new atmosphere. By and by the new dragonfly lighted happily on a lily pad to We came upon this story when preparing Abi’s funeral and the vicar read it out. We knew many people of all ages would be there and wanted a reading that everyone could understand and, hopefully, find comfort from. No one had an answer. They were greatly puzzled. Finally one of the water bugs, a leader in the colony, gathered its friends together. "I have an idea". The next oneI set up Chasing Dragonflies in 2013 following the sudden death of my daughter. Writing helped me process my grief and also help others who have also been bereaved. Here, you can read about those early days, months and years. You can also read about my books – The Dragonfly Story – a children’s book, and Life, Without You – a grief journal. After a water bug suddenly leaves her pond and is transformed into a dragonfly, her friends' questions about such departures are like those children ask when someone dies

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