Oh, my word, Im living this.
If you and I are new to each other, let me start here: This is not how this was supposed to go! In the portrait I had long ago painted of my family, I didnt intend to include words like widowed single mom. I had envisioned many more decades with my husband Robb in the complicated, beautiful life of marriage. But in the course of twelve hours, our family of four became a trio, and since that day my boys and I have been creating a new life in an upside-down world.
I have written this new book, which in a lot of ways is a sequel to And Life Comes Back, to answer the question so many have asked: And then what happenedafter the crisis became reality and your life began again? Ive leaned into honest storytelling to offer a look into the chaos and beauty of who we have become.
Ill be honest, this book was harder to write because Im living it right nowI hardly feel like an expert who has figured it out. I hope my straight-up-honest stories will give you encouragement to take the next step. And the next. And the next.
Sometimes, you just have to pretend you know what youre doing, pretend youre brave enough, and pretend you can do this. Sometimes you just have to pretend youre normal until the new normal finds you.
See you in the pages,