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A Far Cry…From Home – Book Review by Cheryl Bozymowski

Feb 26, 2014 | A Far Cry…From Home, Book Reviews, Books & Publications, Books on Grief

It’s not easy…

Becoming a member of the “club” is many things, but easy is not one of them. The following review is from Cheryl Bozymowski, a mother I have corresponded with as a direct result of A Far Cry…From Home.

“Well, it took me awhile, but I finished your story. You have helped one mother (and I’m sure many, many others) with your words, emotions, and wisdom. I cannot tell you what this book has meant to me. I could hear my son speaking to me through the book. I will pass it on to others – people who have supported me and two other mothers who have lost their children. Thank you so much for putting these words into print because you have expressed what every grieving mother has felt.”

Cheryl recently lost her son Stephen, on his birthday, and is working through her grieving process. She told me that “we are just moms, trying to survive.” She certainly got that right. It’s hard to get out of bed in the morning; it’s hard to go to the grocery store for fear of having a breakdown; it’s hard to open your soul and let loved ones try to help, but we are surviving. The only easy part of this journey is in believing that you will see your child again one day. Behind all the walls, way, way down deep in your soul, there is a bit of comfort knowing that your child is a heartbeat or silent breath away.

Thanks for reading!

– Sandy Richards

Sandy Richards is a devoted mom and celebrated author whose experience of losing a child has allowed her to connect, inspire and heal with other grieving parents through her memoir A Far Cry ...From Home and her blog. In addition, Sandy strives each day to inspire children to read, imagine, and smile through her award winning children’s books and ongoing volunteerism in her local school district. Sandy lives with her husband, Joe, in Milford, MI.