Let’s Pretend We’re Normal:
Adventures in Rediscovering How to Be a Family
by Tricia Lott Williford
About the book:
“Mr Responsible died, suddenly and tragically. He was sick for only twelve hours. … A thief named sepsis stole his breath and his heartbeat, and his spirit slipped right through Curly Girl’s fingers, even as she tried to save him on the floor of their bedroom only two days before Christmas.”
Two years ago, I read Tricias book And Life Comes Back. In that book, her grief was raw and tangible, I felt as if I was there experiencing it with her. Many times the tears were running down my face. Her strength is so evident in her words. Every page shined with the evidence of her rock solid faith.
I knew this book would be equally as good, and it was.
I fully expected the story to be of how Tricia and her two young sons got back on their feet after her husband’s death to be such a sad one. But it wasn’t.
What we see is a mother trying to explain to two little boys where God is in all this. Many times I tried to put myself naively in her shoes, wondering if I would have the strength that she exhibits. The three of them worked together through the different stages of grief. If I am ever in the position she is in, I pray I have the strength and grace that she does.
One thing that Tricia is so good at is humor. And thank goodness for that! I'm an emotional girl, so the humor gave my tears a little time to dry. It's humor that so, so many of us can relate to! Don't get me wrong, there was lots heart tugging as well.
WaterBrook Multnomah Publishing Group
provided this book to me for free in exchange for this honest review as part of their Blogging for Books program.
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