The loss of a loved one can leave us at a loss for words. Even those who want to offer comforting words may have difficulty expressing themselves. Sometimes silence is best. At other times it can help to hear from someone who has been there, someone who has walked the lonely road of grief. These stories are like letters from friends who have already walked through the valley of the shadow of death. Parents who have lost a child, spouses who have lost a lifelong partner, even a child who has lost his parents share the heartache, pain, and glimmers of hope that they have experienced during a time of loss.