“Celeste has to have emergency neuro [brain] surgery tonight.”
How do you cope when you have just been told your daughter has a tumour and she doesn’t know about it? How do you put on a calm face for your precious child? You just do.
I was emotionally exhausted before I even stepped into her room, yet adrenaline and focusing on what needed to be done kept me marching on. Armed with her Pooh Bear, blanket, and Winnie the Pooh movie, Celeste waited for her surgery. Now, looking back, I don’t know how I was so strong to watch them take her away, my baby girl. Little did I know that 500 miles away another family was going through similar experiences and we would become each other’s life lines through our most difficult days that lay ahead.
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Every cloud has a silver lining. The poems and stories in Faith, Courage, Wisdom, Strength and Hope will encourage readers to stay positive, because there is always a light at the end of the tunnel and a pot of gold at the end of the rainbow. This book focuses on faith, courage, wisdom, strength and hope, reminding us that each…
Laura and Laurie share their story of
•Friendship and inspiration
•Struggles and miracles
•Joy and sadness
•Love and loss
Their narrative provides a sense of hope and teaches us how to find needed strength and courage. It is a guide and support to any parents faltering under weight of the horrendous news that their precious child has been diagnosed with a life threatening illness. It reminds us all of the fragility of life, the necessity to remain present in each moment, and how to find perspective in even our darkest hours.
"Heartfelt and moving, this is a book that brings tears, hope, and the presence of beauty and God to the surface of each of us. These two connected families demonstrated the power of community and the inner strength, courage and hope we all can tap into, when and if needed" Dr. Carrie Rongits, ND Fonthill Naturopathic Clinic
"Two Mothers, One Prayer - two moms' moving accounts of their families' childhood cancer journeys told with honesty, love, humour and respect via their shared emails makes for compelling reading." - Susan Kuczynski, OPACC Parent Liaison
"As the father of two daughters and a son, I can only imagine the heartache of learning that one of my children has cancer. Laura and Laurie have shown incredible fortitude in supporting their daughters. Their story will touch, inspire and provide hope to every parent who loves their children. If you’re a parent, be sure you read this book." Chris Attwood, NY Times bestselling author of The Passion Test and Your Hidden Riches
"Beautiful and inspiring! You can feel the love Laura and Laurie have for their daughters. The wonderful relationship they formed to support each other is amazing." Janet Bray Attwood, New York Times Bestselling Author of Your Hidden Riches and The Passion Test
"Beautifully written and touching to the core! What these two mothers have endured is both heart-breaking and inspiring. In Two Mothers, One Prayer they show us how they were able to overcome so much with love and grace. They are incredible examples of courage, strength and hope to their daughters and to each of us. “ Marci Schimoff, Author of the #1 NY Times Bestsellers Happy for No Reason, Love For No Reason, Chicken Soup for the Woman's Soul