Carrie Bolesky Reveals the Life and Death of her Only Son

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Tear-jerking book reveals the heartbreaking story of a family in grief

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Moving, poignant and insightful, “The only way you are reading this, is if I am gone.” tells of the most painful experience a mother could ever have, going through the death of her son. Written by Carrie Bolesky, this core-shaking read takes readers back to that very day when she received the most devastating phone call of her life. The loss of a good son who always found a way to brighten up people’s lives and one who held so much potential was indeed the loss of the world. T.J. Bolesky may not have left this world but his spirit lives on inside the hearts and minds of his family and friends.

T.J. Bolesky was sixteen years old when he went out with his friend Roy and girlfriend Lydia, who was also Roy’s sister. They went out to attend a Sunday-night youth group meeting. But on that day, T.J. never came back. His mother received a phone call telling her about the accident that took the life of her only son. She and her husband rushed to the scene, but it was all too late. On September 12, 2010, T.J. Bolesky died.

In this book, Carrie Bolesky takes readers back into that time when everything was still very confusing, painful and unimaginable. She leads the story back into those dark days when she was consumed with anger and regret, and how the strength of her family and friends supported her in the grieving process. This is a story about going through the darkness of a tunnel, not knowing when the tumultuous pain will stop, and wondering if there is ever going to be any light at the very end. Inspirational and filled with eye-opening epiphanies, this book is a beacon of light for all the mothers, and families out there who, just like Carrie Bolesky, went through the death of a beloved son.

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About the Author
Carrie Bolesky has been married to her husband, Trent, for 19 years and they have two teenage daughters. She works part time as a senior citizen personal assistant. Her ministries include speaking at local churches.

The only way you are reading this, is if I am gone. * by Carrie Bolesky
Publication Date: March 23, 2012
Trade Paperback; $15.99; 88 pages; 978-1-4691-7580-5
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