More Shared Moments: A Celebration of Life in the Aftermath of a Child's Tragic Death

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The death of a child is every parent's worst nightmare. A child's death turns every day into an emotional hurricane - the dawn bringing the hope of clear skies and sunshine, only to be displaced, as the day wears on, by the forbidding storm of dusk.

Carol Poduch has lived that nightmare since 1999 when an accident claimed the life of her 10-year-old daughter Lauren. In one terrible instant, life turned upside-down - the joy of living was gone, with despair, regret and despondency taking its place.

Poduch, a registered dietitian with a flourishing career, turned to the writer's pen to help her process her thoughts and channel her emotions. In 2007, she authored her first book, entitled Shared Moments: Finding the Spirit of Hope, which addressed, in storytelling fashion, the issues she faced in coming to terms with personal loss. Somehow, she found a way to live through the experience while finding hope and grace.

Poduch has just released a remarkable follow-up to her 2007 work in More Shared Moments: Creating a Life of Joy. This is the book that she couldn't write earlier because, though she was coping, she had yet to find the pathway that might one day lead to the re-discovery of happiness.

This is the book that, in many ways, completes the journey out of sorrow. The grieving mother still exists, but now, she exists as part of the whole, human person. The author has found a way to re-create her life, to once again find joy in living, and in More Shared Moments, she records the details of the struggle in personal, intimate, uplifting detail. Once again, Poduch has utilized her skill at capturing every day moments in the form of engaging stories that draw the reader into her world with warmth, humor and insight.

Readers who have lost someone close to their heart will find support - and an avenue to peace - in More Shared Moments. Readers who have not experienced a deep loss will find wisdom and clarity within its pages; the book will shed light on many issues in their lives.

The healing process has given Poduch's life new hope and purpose. More than that, it has helped her to grow as a human being. The book itself, though deeply personal, is universal in theme; it is the author's way of reaching out to her readers, to tell them that adversity can be overcome - and that there can be a wholly new, deeply satisfying life in the aftermath of trauma.

More Shared Moments: Creating a Life of Joy reminds each of us that while life may very well be for the living, it is also something that must be nourished and cherished - and that it must never be taken for granted.

More Shared Moments: Creating a Life of Joy by Carol C. Poduch
ISBN: 9780978415112
Price: $20

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