When Kayla died, I looked everywhere for another mom who had been through the devastating loss of a child to cancer. At the time, I didn’t know that it would be a difficult search. I found some news articles here and there. But, I couldn’t find a way to contact the mothers. I wanted and needed to find one mother who understood. I tried to find books written by mothers who had lost a child to cancer. I looked at the library, book stores, etc. But, I just couldn’t find one. My heart was screaming, “Where and who is she? I desperately need to find her. She is the only one who will get it. She will understand.” It was not long after I started this blog when I became surprisingly blessed by something very special to me; a bond and a connection with many mothers who were just like me. Each one had experienced the heartbreaking loss of a child to cancer. I hated the fact that there were so many children who suffered and died due to this cruel illness. But, the connection with their mothers was an absolute blessing. It was the bond created with these incredible women that encouraged me to put my blog into a book. I know there are many that would rather hold a book in their hands rather than looking at a computer screen. I recently self-published a book which includes a compilation of selected blog posts. The book is available here http://www.thebookpatch.com/BookStore/%22mom-minus-1%22-a-mothers-journey-through-life-after-losing-her-daughter-to-cancer/28c50c6f-ad2f-47fe-9aff-b0cbf715d9f5?isbn=9781620308899 It is, also, available on Amazon. However, it looks like The Book Patch is the best site to place an order. Also, and “coming soon,” is another book I am writing which will be about Kayla’s 81 day journey with cancer……I do not want another mom who loses her son or daughter to cancer to feel completely alone. If what I’ve written only helps with healing one mother’s broken heart, I will know that I’ve fulfilled exactly what I was supposed to do after losing Kayla.
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