Death changes us. Kim Vesey, a registered nurse and certified spiritual director, has looked into the face of death, professionally as a registered nurse who has worked in the hospice field for thirty five years, as well as personally. In addition to companioning many of her patients through their final days, she has also dealt with the deaths of her forty nine year old husband, Les, her father, and her twenty nine year old daughter, Sarah, who left behind her three-year-old son, Warren.
Death, indeed, does change us.
What Cloud Is My Mommy In? written in memory of her daughter Sarah and in honor of her grandson, Warren, was her first book in a series of children’s books on grief. It is her hope that something beautiful can come from her daughter's death. One of Sarah's greatest accomplishments was being an amazing mother to Warren. It is Kim's belief, that Sarah would be overjoyed to know that these books came about as a result of her death and are helping grieving children to learn how to deal with the grief after a tremendous personal loss. While the book addresses the reality of grief and pain following the loss, Kim often gets comments like "my children love the book, they remind me to get it out just before each holiday". And "thank you for helping me to know how to just spend time with my child by giving us the opportunity to share the book, our pain and the comfort that comes from that experience".
Kim is also a proud mother to son, Patrick, and she resides in Beavercreek, Ohio with her Yorkie, Sally.
Amy is an artist creating whimsical illustrations and designs from her studio and store Lula Bell in Oakwood, Ohio.
She has over 20 years experience creating art for greeting cards, package design, gift items and Children's book illustrations.
Amy and her husband Greg, have two children, Michael and Alison.