Anyone who has lived life long enough already knows that with tremendous love also comes tremendous loss. Often, we are faced with a life limiting illness before the loss, leaving us time to anticipate our next move. Other times, the loss comes suddenly, leaving us in shock and unsure where to turn next. Through both professional experiences as a hospice nurse and personal experiences as a widow, there is no question that Kerry Aldridge understands our pain, fears, and grief process.
In her touching memoir, Kerry shares the story of how she and her late husband, Jack, forged their way through his fourteen-year battle with lung cancer, one day at a time with gratitude and grace. While recalling stories from their life together and his subsequent illness, Kerry addresses her difficult transition from being a hospice nurse to being the wife of a loved one whose health was failing. In addition to providing valuable insight regarding the different facets of grief, Kerry also provides reassurance that the more we understand death and grief, the less we have to fear.
Memories of the Heart shares the story of one womans journey as her husband battled terminal illness and she learned to find the balance between her job as a hospice nurse and her souls purpose to provide comfort and love.