And Life Comes Back - Book Review

In April 2013, I was almost a widow. Almost. But God decided to keep my husband here on earth a little longer. We’ve been married for over 21 years and I cannot imagine a life without him.  Nor do I want to. But in the back of my mind, I still fear he could have a heart attack again.  I might be a widow this year. How would I cope?

So I was fascinated when I heard of Tricia Lott Williford’s book And Life Comes Back: A Wife’s Story of Love, Loss, and Hope Reclaimed.  At the age of 31, Tricia lost her husband suddenly and unexpectedly.  Left with two young sons to raise alone, she had to continue with the routines of daily life of being a mother while grieving the loss her husband and their father.

Because of Tricia’s transparency, I didn’t have to experience the loss myself to know what it’s like.  Her story-telling gripped me, carrying me on her journey with her, and it was an honor to feel a part of it.  I am tucking the phases of grief in my memory bank for future reference, especially the unexpected.  Some emotions she dealt with took me by surprise, made sense, and were feelings her counselor affirmed as ‘normal’ – things I had never heard told, secrets that many Christians would likely not want to share. 

This book was a journey through grief like none I have ever read, and a heart-breaking but beautiful story that shows that the sun does shine after the rain, even a very long season of rain. 

For more information about this book, check out the following links:
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  • I received a complimentary copy of this book from Blogging for Books in exchange for my honest review.  

    1 comment:

    1. I'm sorry you and your husband had such a frightening experience. But what a blessing that God showed mercy in allowing him more time with you! Grief, separation from loved ones, is something I dread too. I have never been married, never fell in love. For me that fear is the thought of losing my parents.
      God will be, as He already is, my rock and shield. Stay close to Him and He will carry you through. He is faithful. Psalm 33:20-22