Having read this book after losing a muched loved member of my family only 5 weeks ago, has comforted me in many ways. Although I still have to cope daily with the fact that I cannot physically see my loved one, I now know for certain that they are with me each day guiding and protecting me through my life until it is time for me to meet them once more in spirit. George Anderson is such a wonderful person, who has given so much comfort to many people like myself who feel lost at this emotional time. I read the book in one day, and continued to read the sequel "We are not forgotten". If you have lost someone dear, please read this book, it will help you come to terms with your grief, and may even make you smile as it did for me thinking that although it seems eternal, I will one day see the people I love so much again, and this time it will be forever. Thank you George.