The Same Smile- by Susan Mello Souza
Holy box of tissues batman! Two things absolutely necessary for this book: tissues and as much uninterrupted time as you can possibly get. Thanks to the rare 30 degree temps outside here in AZ, I curled up with this book and a box of tissues and indulged big time. I finished it in practically one sitting. What a heartbreaking and then heart filling story. It is amazing and mysterious how the world works and why life throws us the curve balls it does. This is a story of deep valleys and high peaks of a mother’s journey. A big thank you to Susan and Joanne for sharing the story of their journeys. I especially liked being able to hear both of your perspectives on the same situation and am amazed at how much hurt and healing the heart can endure.
If I could possibly summarize it: it was a wonderful read and a great insight to a real family’s story and how people grow, grieve and love in real life and real time.