Press Release (ePRNews.com) - Billings, MT - Mar 09, 2018 - Carol Longenecker, a native Montanan with two children and six grandchildren, has completed her new book, “Checking the Widow Box”: a heartwarming work that reminds women who have lost their husbands that God is the provider of comfort and hope in the midst of pain and sorrow.
Carol shares, “I learned that grief is like a shadow—a permanent, attached part of me. It used to cast a long, obvious shadow, but now, even though that shadow is short and sometimes hidden, it is and always will be there. I have learned that you cannot fully understand grief ’s broken heart until you experience it yourself. I learned that sorrow and joy can exist side by side, not only in the same day but in the same moment. I learned that my anchor in Christ was strong enough to hold me through the storm. I learned that I needed salty tears to wash my broken heart. I learned that just as others’ lives continued on around me, I had to make my own also go on. I learned how to redefine “a hope and a future” because my future was no longer linked to my spouse. I am learning to deal with loneliness as I learn to fill the holes left by my husband’s death. I learned that grief is weird, making me feel conspicuous yet invisible, surrounded yet alone, comforted yet afraid. I learned to do the things I think I cannot do. I learned that every loss has layers. I learned how to navigate through my own journey of loss and pain.”
Published by Covenant Books of Murrells Inlet, South Carolina, Carol Longenecker’s new book is a moving work that talks about the process of handling heartbreak and sorrow over loss of a great husband and the comforting truth that God is always there for the grieving.
She writes that she has felt comfort in acknowledging that Jesus is with her. Her book is full of advice that will make widows put their lives back on track again.
Readers can purchase “Checking the Widow Box” at bookstores everywhere, or online at the Apple iTunes store, Amazon, or Barnes and Noble.
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