Wednesday, November 13, 2013
And Life Comes Back - Book Review
When I read And Life Comes Back, it was extremely emotional for me. Having lost my father when I was young, it transported me back to that time in my life - but with a little bit of insight to what my mother must have been feeling.
I never really understood what my mom went through when he died. She got up every day, went through the motions of our life and always had a smile, hug and words of encouragement for my brother and I. If she was feeling down, she never let it show to us. Not that I thought she wasn't affected by it, but I guess she just focused so much on OUR grief and making sure WE were ok (which of course, we weren't) that I never really thought about how she must have been feeling (I was a teenager - teens are selfish).
Reading And Life Comes Back was a huge eye opener for me. Maybe now that I have children of my own, or maybe because of the glimpse into the raw emotion that Tricia Lott Williford shares in her writing. But after all these years, I finally see everything that it must have taken for her to pick up and go on day to day.
This book is not fiction, it is a true account of her life after loss. It offers readers a glimpse into her heart, her mind and also tips on how to be with someone when they are grieving (and some of what NOT to do).
I will warn you though - while I loved the book, I cried through the majority of it.
You can read more from Tricia on her blog and look for "And Life Comes Back" when it is released this February.
Format: Trade Paperback, 224 pages
Release: February 18, 2014