Even after the most tragic loss, hope remainsMore a diary than a manual on handling grief, D’Arcy’s collection of letters written before and after the loss of her daughter reflects upon her search for strength and hope through years of anguish. With a combination of profound reflection and sincere stories, these letters express how the deepest sorrow can be transformed into a unique sense of comfort and peace. Filled with practical yet literary writing, this collection reveals the discovery of healing is available to anyone enduring the sorrow of a lost loved one. Written in a tender, personal tone and drawing from direct experience, it is an ideal choice for both mourners and counselors alike.
Reviews"A moving simplicity, a natural eloquence mark these real letters of a young mother to her child—her child in her womb, her child in her arms, and her child dead. She is never sentimental but touchingly sincere in her joy and in her sadness—and both under God. An unforgettable book." —Sheldon Vanauken, author, A Severe Mercy
"Honest and simple and moving. One woman’s road, her struggle in sorrow, her search, her sunrise. I was stirred." —Ann Kiemel Anderson, author, This Is a Story about God
"Paula D’Arcy has given totally of herself in this writing of this journal . . . begun with such love and completed with such courage." —Joan Walsh Anglund, author, Prayer Is a Gentle Way of Being with God
Author BiographyPaula D’Arcy is the author of Gift of the Red Bird and When People Grieve. She is also a former psychotherapist and president of the Red Bird Foundation. She lives in Austin, Texas.