Profound loneliness and confusion often follow the death of a loved one. Author Andris A. Baltins unexpectedly lost Nancy—his best friend childhood sweetheart wife and the mother of their children—to ovarian cancer. These letters to Nancy following her death share an intimate story of recovery from loss and the enduring presence of love. Baltins felt called to write the book as a necessary process of working through her death and what he was to make of himself after she had gone. Many of the author’s experiences—particularly some of the rituals—can be of benefit to others and his wish is to share them with a larger audience who find themselves in the unthinkable situation of having lost a life-partner or someone very close to them.
“This beautiful book familiarizes us with the fact that our loved ones must die but they do not cease to exist. They are deeply alive in us in others and around us. The book teaches us to appreciate our loved ones and express our appreciation of them before it is too late. This means to live in mindfulness every day of our lives.” --Thich Nhat Hanh