• My wife has shared Letter One with me and I'm speechless at the quality of the writing, music sung by Sara, and the way you lead the reader on a journey of healing. 
  • Sharon, each letter gets better and better. The message is clear, love heals pain. Certain events, thoughts, and people remind us of our loss or actually nothing at all can trigger sadness. Great idea about asking what someone needs at a moment of sadness. I loved that you brought in some humor with the smelly flower, good laugh. You brought in a life lesson that loss can effect us in many ways. Kids may have legitimate questions as to who is to blame, but you answered it perfectly. Good exercises to calm yourself. I love the poem that can express personal feelings. Good Roo-Tivities.
  •  From start to finish, I was excited and amazed by the quality of the writing, the engaging characters, and the powerful message you so eloquently convey. What an exceptional tool for families who are grieving. You capture the essence of what it means to experience loss with such beauty, compassion, and even humor. The music component adds so much to your product. The lyrics are so meaningful, and sung by Sara Vincent in such a beautiful way, that it brought me to tears...not because I found the songs sad, but because the music provides a real sense of comfort. 
  • You are doing such an amazing thing for grieving kids. It was well written, relatable and comforting. I loved it and other people are going to love this. 
  • You cover the various feelings one goes through during the grieving process in a clear, simplistic, and relatable way. The way you encourage sharing feelings to help with healing is wonderful. You help validate feelings. You also give good coping strategies to help deal with those various feelings. I also thought your explanation of what happens when you die and the various causes of death was very effective.      
  • It was important for me to understand that we all wish life to be exactly as we knew it. Creating our own "new normal" is exceptionally difficult and confusing. I like the option to express your feelings either with words or writing in a journal. And also reinforcing that we all "mend" at our own pace and when we are ready. I asked a friend who lost a son, "When does it get better". She replied, "It doesn't get better, it's just different every day." It's OK to feel awful some days. The message of not being alone continues throughout each letter. At first, it is uncomfortable to speak of the lost person because we don't want to create more pain, but it's a start to the sharing of that person's life, who was here and real, whom we loved and who loved us. Change is constant and patience is the key. Hiding under a mask is easier but doesn't help us to go forward. The animal hugs video felt empowering to ask for a hug when we need it.
  • Bad dreams/nightmares I think are common especially if you don't understand death. Having friends or family to discuss feelings, in a comfortable and safe environment is key. The song, In A Different Light is very uplifting and a great idea to play before bed. Sara is remarkable!! There is a quality in her voice that is very soothing! It's true that nothing is the same after a death, including yourself. Reactions are different and you don't know what will come out. "Blue beings of light" is a good description of what happens after. It seems safe and comfortable and peaceful. The video link,"Shine like Stars" gives a child the feeling of being individually special. The Roo Tivities encourage self esteem. Great job.
  • Letter Four helps to show that manners are important while communicating and being honest. This is happening right now with my granddaughter and a friend. Hard to do sometimes, but the communication skill is a good approach - "May I talk to you". Good advice for parents and bears repeating. Perfect description of "I'm in a fog". You can actually see the kids "daydreaming" but don't know what they are thinking. You really don't know if you should interrupt them. Would they be open?.. Even though the death in our family was not Gramma, or a sibling, the stories/letters are relatable for whoever they lost in the family, or maybe someone else close to them. I liked the lotus flower and I think parents can use whatever symbol their child can use to encourage "courage".  
  • We had our two grandchildren visiting for a few days. My five year old granddaughter was crying, saying that she missed her daddy. As I rocked her in the rocking chair, I thought, 'What would Melodee Roo do? I used a Roo-Tivitie and then her brother did some silly things to make her laugh. We were able to move through it. Thank you so much! 
  • The in-depth guidance presented in the Melodee letters, songs and Roo-Tivities gave me a great start in helping my family with a terrible loss. Especially with several young children that could not express their feelings with words. I found myself re-reading several earlier letters more than once, and listening to their favorite songs. To me, this is an investment for my family, because the amount of information is invaluable to take advantage of over and over. The cost of this wonderful tool is less than a copay one would have to pay for counseling. While this is not counseling, Melodee Roo & The Wantoks Too! provides continuing support for grieving children and their family throughout the year and longer. Thank YOU!
  • Wow! Just wow! Amazing and so very powerful and informative. Beautiful and stunningly honest. You truly thought of everything. You can tell how much love, hard work and effort that went into this endeavor. Love love love!
  • I just read Letter One of the Free Trial. It brought happy tears to my eyes because I know it will bring hope to many children. I am sharing it with others. Thank you. 
  •    Natural Awakenings of New Haven

    Thank YOU for writing an article so filled with insights and helpful advice. I lost my mother when I was 18 years old, who died from complications of ALS and I felt so alone and unsupported after she was gone. You have no idea what this article means to me ... and thousands of our readers!