To help me cope with Christmas, and all the emotions that it brings since Leah became ill and died, I treated myself to a new book on the recommendation of another bereaved Mummy.
Actually I love books, so it doesn’t take much to persuade me to buy a new one.
This past year during Lent, our minister suggested that we give up something that we would REALLY miss like Facebook or – horror of horrors – Amazon – I chickened out I’m afraid.
Maybe some day.
My recent purchase is called WHEN HOLIDAYS HURT by Bo Stern. Bo is a Mum of four, whose husband was diagnosed with terminal amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS), a form of motor neurone disease (MND).
The description of the book immediately drew me in:
Bo Stern has spent the past two Christmases struggling to connect with the joy of the season. As she has watched her husband, Steve, struggle with terminal ALS, Bo has quietly felt her spirit for the season fade and has noticed countless others suffering the same way.
When the book arrived I wasn’t disappointed. It’s hardback, compact and pleasing to the eye. More importantly, the content is ministering to my heart.
Here is what I read today:
Bo doesn’t just cover the Christmas Holidays, she has readings for the New Year, Easter, Weddings and other significant days. At £7.99 Sterling this book would make an excellent gift for any person of faith who has a hurting heart.
If you would like to read Bo’s story and visit her blog, click here. Sadly, her husband Steve left this earth to go to his heavenly home on July 18th, 2015. Read his obituary here.