Sunday, January 26, 2014

And Life Comes Back by Tricia Lott Williford

I find there are many similarities between Tricia Williford and I.  We are both in our 30's, mothers to young boys, enjoy reading and writing, and like Mint Chocolate Chip ice cream.  But one big difference is that she has lived through something that I fear - she lost her husband.  Well, I guess I shouldn't say that she lost him....he died suddenly.  This book is her story - her testimony to what life has been like in the aftermath.

Life is a collection of memories and moments.  We can record them in journals and blog posts to help us remember and share with others.  That is what this book presents...snapshots of memories and experiences.  Some serious, some funny - but all authentic.  Tricia tells her story in a way that allows others into her world so they can get a glimpse of what heartache and healing look like.  I found myself tearing up at times, and at others laughing out loud.  While I would never want to go through this experience, I find comfort in knowing that women DO get through it, as tough as it may be. 

Whether you are a widow searching for common ground and hope, or someone who wonders what it's like to walk down this path, this book is wonderfully written and I highly recommend it.  Thank you, Tricia, for sharing your personal experiences and telling it like it is.  May God bless your family richly.

Click here to read Tricia's blog.

*I received a complimentary copy of this book from WaterBrook Press in exchange for an honest review.

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