For the first few years of my daughters, Rebecca and Rachel’s lives, Kelly and Tracy Smith were a part of our lives.
The girls are about the same age, and my wife Karen and I were very close friends with the parents, Andy Smith being one of the members of our Christian coffee house band “Children” and a long time friend from High School. Anyway, after a painful divorce, Andy and his beloved girls moved to Nashville, and we mostly lost track of each other, as did the girls.
So very sadly, in January of 2012, Tracy (Hamilton), mother of one beautiful son, was diagnosed with Stage 3 breast cancer…she passed away after an incredible battle with this dreaded disease in December of 2013. From diagnosis, almost to her death, Tracy blogged her experiences with the disease; which, with commentary from her Dad Andy, has been put into a most inspiring book titled, It’s Positively Cancer: A daughter’s blog and a Dad’s farewell. As many of you no doubt know, I have buried two wives, very sadly. I am quite acquainted with grief and the process of grieving (I have two books on the subject, see more below). However, I cannot truly imagine the grief a parent must feel at the truly tragic loss of a beautiful, precious, 37 year old daughter.
When I say this book moved me, I mean it really moved me. It is direct, holds back nothing, is open, vulnerable and sincere…and I know you know someone that has or is experiencing cancer. This book could be a great blessing. I want to recommend it and its authors to you. You can purchase it directly from the Smith family at the address below.
Get this book…it could be a life changer!
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