Sandra Brown Neahusan Shares Story of Grief Recovery Trials and Blessings in Her Book, "How Could I Wish You Back From Heaven?"

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Plans for her life changed when her husband passed away suddenly in 2010 and she began the path of grief recovery. There have been many trials, but also many blessings as she learned to trust God for all her needs.

It felt like I was in a fish bowl where everything looks blurry and bigger through the glass. I felt like I was drowning.

Sandra had a very difficult time after her husband passed away in June 2010. The path of grief she walked has been very hard, taking her through the toughest times of her life. She also recieved many blessings as she leaned on God and rested in His love and protection. Her faith and trust in God were the guiding forces of her grief recovery.

In her book, Sandra discusses the many emotions a person experiences after the loss of a loved one. One feels sad, alone overwhelmed and deserted at times. Sandra felt extreme hopelessness when all she was able to do was cry some days. She also felt hopefulness as she trusted in God’s compassion as she sought His plan for her life and discovered the many ways He was guiding her.

Sandra has a burden for others who have lost loved ones through death, especially spouses. She desires to be an encouragement in a time when grief is new and emotions are raw. People sometimes have difficulty expressing the feelings of hopelessness, aloneness and despair that occur after the loss of someone special. Sandra courageously approaches these with honesty, compassion and humor.

A radio interview Sandra participated in can be located at: In the interview, she spoke of the heartache of losing a spouse and also of ways to continue life as a single woman after many years of marriage.

Sandra and her husband served their local church in many ways. She desires to continue serving Him as He leads. They worked with Southern Baptist Disaster Relief programs after Hurricanes Floyd and Katrina.

At present, she is facilitating a GriefShare program at her church.

“How Could I Wish You Back From Heaven?” is available on,, and

Sandra Brown Neahusan is a graduate of Spring Arbor University. She has lead lady's Bible studies and is available to speak to women's groups anywhere in the United States. For more information, please go to her website:

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