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Literary Contest Non-fiction Award Winner
Excerpts from the back cover: Gifts of Sisterhood – Journey from Grief to Gratitude We give and receive gifts, but the gifts that keep on giving—Faith, Courage, Love, Friendship, Happiness, Acceptance—to name a few—are the gifts she gave so freely. Too often, it takes a life changing experience to recognize what we already have, affirm what we already know, welcome what is given to us and share it with others. Patricia L. Brooks is a “sibling survivor” of the #2 killer of women today—Cancer. Yet, she has rejoiced in her sister’s memory with this portrait of her sister’s courageous battle with Cancer and preserved her even more important legacy. Through emotional healing for her and her family, Patricia takes us on a journey of love and friendship to a time of grief and pain followed by acceptance while taking her sister’s spirit home to their “roots” in County Tipperary, Ireland.
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You will learn:
- How to awaken your compassion when duty calls
- How to forgive yourself when facing life’s challenges
- Why serious illness offers the opportunity for so many gifts
- How to find the hidden gift of hope when placed deep in your heart
- The importance of faith and trust that nothing happens in God’s world by mistake or coincidence
Patricia reveals her upbeat and insightful personal story of the relationship she had with her youngest sister—her friend, her confidant, her soul mate—both growing up in the Upper Peninsula of Michigan and living almost 2000 miles apart as adults. Now God has taken her from the journey through grief to a place of inspiration that often accompanies acceptance and adjoins faith by calling her to share her sister’s gifts with you, by embracing her sister’s wit, charm and beauty with you and weaving together a meaningful story of love and courage inspired by real events and ideas you can use and reflect upon as you travel your own life’s journey.
More excerpts: Chapter 3 | Chapter 4 | Chapter 8 | Chapter 9 | Chapter 12
Patricia donates a portion of the proceeds of this book to the Vital Care Hospice of the Straits serving Mackinac County, Michigan, in memory of her sister.