Follow My Journey

A Far Cry…From Home – Book Review by Dr. Nelson “Nick” Hersh

Aug 27, 2014 | A Far Cry…From Home, Book Reviews, Books on Grief

Willie Nelson penned it best with the classic lyric: “Ain’t it funny…how time slips away?” I have let the past few months creep by without blogging; realizing that time really has slipped away from me.

In March, I lost my Dad after a long and hard fought battle against Parkinson’s disease. One would think that I’d have this “grief recovery” journey under control by now. Ain’t it funny…grief never slips away?

Losing my Dad dredged up memories of when he, Tyler and Austin would go fishing or on one of those infamous Taco Bell runs where the boys embarrassed him by “acting a fool.” But never once, did he stop loving them. He was a one-of-a-kind man and an inspiration to many.

Our review today for A Far Cry…From Home is from Dr. Nelson “Nick” Hersh who sums it up perfectly:

“Thank you for the book but most of all thank you for the courage to let others learn from your experience. Tyler lives on by our recalling the experiences with him. I think of him and my brother every day and may they continue to be inspirations to those left behind.”

Inspiration…we need it to excel; we want it to help us live a full life; and we strive to be an inspiration to those we come in contact with. Dr. Nick’s brother, Tyler, my dad, and all those who have gone before us have inspired or influenced us in some way, shape or form. Before any more time slip away, be an inspiration to someone today.

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.