As a mother of a terminally ill teen, I have lived through tragedy and come out the other side comforted
Longwood, FL (Vocus) July 16, 2010
Within the pages of author Lynette Norton’s new Xulon Press release, The Smile from the Other Side: Help for Parents of Terminally Ill Children ($15.99, paperback, 978-1-60957-288-4), there is practical help and hope for anyone dealing with the caretaking of a terminally ill child, parent, friend, or loved one. Each chapter begins with a portion of the author’s personal story and ends with a self-help section of resources and Scriptures. The gripping account of what Lynette Norton and her teenage daughter, Melissa, endured will inspire and encourage readers to hold fast to the persistence and faith that life and death situations require.
“As a mother of a terminally ill teen, I have lived through tragedy and come out the other side comforted,” the author says. “I found my strength in Jesus and so did my daughter, who was fighting for her life and to stay alive for her newborn baby. Jesus is the healing balm.”
Lynette Norton is the founder and president of Hope for Parents, a Christian non-profit organization for grieving parents and siblings (http://www.hopeforparents.org). To date, she has helped hundreds of grieving people walk through their difficult journeys with support, encouragement, and love. She has experienced firsthand what it takes to care for a terminally ill loved one and offers the knowledge she gained through trial and error, not only as a caretaker but a mother as well.
Xulon Press, a division of Salem Communications, is the world’s largest Christian publisher, with more than 7,300 titles published to date. Retailers may order The Smile from the Other Side through Ingram Book Company and/or Spring Arbor Book Distributors. The Smile from the Other Side is available online through xulonpress.com/bookstore, amazon.com, and barnesandnoble.com.