My Book

Grief Warrior

A Journey of Hope and Courage to the 
Other Side of Traumatic Loss

“I didn’t want this new life without him, but in a split second, there I was drowning in it.

Just after Thanksgiving, in the fall of 2007, Cindy Baumann received news that would change everything. Her son, Shaun, had suddenly died.

Indescribable grief showed up quickly as she couldn’t fathom life without her son. “What do I do? How do I go on without you?” became the literal cry of her heart. Certain she would never find true joy again, she had a choice to make. She could learn to appreciate the gift of everyone around her or stay submerged in pain forever.

In this book, you will find authentic accounts of gut-wrenching grief, along with remarkable inspiration, transformation, and hope. It is not a sugar-coated, polished tale but a real, raw journey. As you embark on this read, may the peace and hope Cindy discovered become a source of hope in your own life.

It’s time to acknowledge the wonder and beauty that fills our days. Let’s embrace those we love and seize the day relentlessly. Let’s start the journey from darkness to light, together.

Shaun Winter
September 8, 1981 - November 24, 2007

My son, Shaun, who taught me so much about love, compassion and selflessness during his time on this Earth. I believe he continues to teach me even more from his broader perspective in heaven. My love is always with you, and I will miss you until I take my last breath and embrace you once again.