Today, I’m bringing you news about a book by a friend of mine. I’m so pleased to be able to share it with you. I hope you enjoy!
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Samantha Green’s father died when she was very young. Her mother was bedridden before she was in middle school and passed away while she was in her teens. Sam learned from an early age that life was easier if she didn’t let anyone in. She built up walls and closed herself off to protect herself from the possibility of being hurt. That is… until she started to struggle with her own mortality. Sam struggles with a question that eats away at her soul: did her life ever mean anything if there is no one left to mourn her after she is gone?
This is a book about finding your own soul, about accepting life’s losses and allowing them to color your world. It’s about sharing your light with not only yourself, but also allowing others in to bask in it.
“It’s your mom,” he said, and she followed him silently to his car. It felt like he was driving 90 miles an hour on the short drive to her house. There was an ambulance parked in the front yard, and no-one was moving. Samantha walked into the house alone. Her family members were sitting, standing.
They were silent, still, and had somehow pained and vigilant expressions like saint statues. Her mom was lying in the bed and if you couldn’t feel the energy in the air, you would have assumed she was sleeping. She found out later that the ambulance workers had covered her head, but Sam’s uncle had uncovered it. She looked so peaceful. Sam wandered into her grandparent’s bedroom, where her aunt was on the phone, “I think she just got tired,” she said.
The next week was a blur for Samantha. She picked the casket, she chose the outfit for her mom, and she asked people to sing, and to preach. Flowers had to be chosen and other preparations kept her busy. It was a matter of putting one foot in front of the other and life went on.
Sam knew that this made her different at school, she now stood out in a way that she had not asked for. She was now the girl without a mother. She had never been the popular girl at school, but this created a chasm that was absolutely uncrossable. Pity was something that Samantha had never been able to stomach, she was suspicious of anyone who tried to befriend her from that point on.
She didn’t want their sympathy, she put up her walls. She built defenses that kept everyone out, and that is how she finished her high school years. She protected herself from their pity, but mostly Sam protected herself from letting people in who would only end up leaving her and breaking her heart.
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