We could all use a little more hope these days. Covid brings an unsettled anxiety for many of us … even if we are feeling well. The Covid phenomenon adds uncertainty while we grocery shop wondering which direction to head down the aisle, do we make eye contact or stop to chat. I’ve gathered some stories of hope and human resilience and put them in a book, In the Becoming, carrying on after life derails. Available soon. For those of you in the Winkler area, the Bible Book Store will carry the book.
Zoom book launch happening November 12. (We might even know who the American president is by then.) Click the link below to join us for the book launch, or contact me by email at: firstname.lastname@example.org for further details.
In the meantime, may increased hope perch in your soul!
Who is talking out of her head, not only is grief an out of body experience, so is the launching of a book. I have known for a long time, what defines long, in grief? I have known since 2005, that I would need to share my story, but I did not know what that would look like.
Does one want to stand undressed before a crowd? NO.
Susan Shaughnessy said, that perhaps I will look at my suffering as a gift, perhaps not a gift meant for me, but for others, and she would write on the hunch that it may be so. It is hard to view hard times as a gift.
I am writing on the belief that being vulnerable is a strength, not a weakness.
When tragedy strikes, the landscape for those involved is forever changed, but I do believe that there is still incredible beauty to be experienced, that life has a greater purpose and meaning, and my sorrow has thrust me into a desperate longing to be connected with the author of life. On that premise … I have shared from my journals in my writings.
I loved it, my granddaughter thought I must be famous now! Although is that the respect I get?