And Life Comes Back: A Wife's Story of Love, Loss, and Hope Reclaimed

And Life Comes Back: A Wife's Story of Love, Loss, and Hope Reclaimed

by Tricia Lott Williford

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ISBN-13: 9780307731982
Publisher: The Crown Publishing Group
Publication date: 02/18/2014
Pages: 224
Sales rank: 764,176
Product dimensions: 5.10(w) x 7.90(h) x 0.70(d)

About the Author

Tricia Lott Williford was an elementary school teacher before becoming a freelance editor and a stay-at-home mom. Tricia writes regularly for a loyal blog audience and is a sought-after speaker. She and her two sons live in Colorado.

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Table of Contents

Prologue 1

Part 1 I Will Love You Forever 5

Part 2 Please, Just Fix This 35

Part 3 Once We Were a Wagon 47

Part 4 Let the Joy Come Out 69

Part 5 A Season of Pruning 81

Part 6 No Shame, No Regrets 103

Part 7 Just Not Today 135

Part 8 Only in Winter 163

Part 9 Go Do This Thing 187

Part 10 Now I've Got to Live 205

Epilogue 211

Acknowledgments 214

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And Life Comes Back: A Wife's Story of Love, Loss, and Hope Reclaimed 5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 4 reviews.
oliviabellemary More than 1 year ago
When I first got this book, I was really hesitant to read it. I don't like heart wrenching, devastating stories. This book was all that but so much more. This book is for anyone who wants a great story of God's grace and love, and his brilliant, loving way he takes care of us. It is for one who has lost a loved one to death or divorce and the sheer raw pain that goes with it. It was a captivating read! I knew what was coming, I wanted to put the book down but at the same time I couldn't. Tricia's grief exudes out of the pages. She takes me there in that moment her life changes forever and I feel and am able to empathize deeply. I want to scream with her, "No, Please God No!!" I do love how Tricia doesn't idealize her marriage which is so easy to do after a death or divorce. Yes she and her husband were best friends, lovers, partners and loved each other like crazy but she also doesn't hold back on the problems and issues--their not so great moments at marriage. Tricia's deep faith is what got her through the worst chapters of her life. Although tragic, this is a beautiful story, and I can't wait to read her next book and find out the next chapter in Tricia and her young son's lives...I have a feeling even more beauty is to come from this deep woman of faith. God heals and never leaves us--Tricia is proof. Waterbrook Publishing provided me with a complimentary copy of this book for an honest review.
TanSz More than 1 year ago
I gave this book 5 stars because it was well written, easy to read and it kept me engaged. The writing took me through a wide range of emotions. The author helped me to understand the depth of her grief without giving me every devastating detail. I didn't want the book to end because I want to know the rest of the story, the family's continued journey to happiness and healing. I'm hoping that will be in the next book...
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I've been reading Tricia's blog since just a few weeks after her husband passed away. As a faithful reader and true fan of hers, I was almost worried to read the book. What if it didn't live up to the expectations I had for her and her first book? What if I felt like I had already read this before, as most of her story is right there on the blog. Nope. I didn't need to worry about any of those things. This book is spectacular. I made myself put it down several times, just so I could savor it longer. Whether or not you've experienced profound loss in your life, this book is a must read. It made me laugh, cry (yes, the ugly cry), and everything in between. Such. A. Good. Book. Can't wait to read what she has in store for us next! 
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Tricia Lott Williford uses her own heartbreaking story to witness to us all about God's healing grace. The book depicts her life with her loving husband and two small sons, chronicles his tragic death, and carries the reader to the depths of her ensuing depression. Through it all it is evident that Tricia was willing to trust in the Lord, place herself and her children in His care, make sense of their new life through scripture, and write it all down to share with her readers. This book is one woman's beautifully written testimony of her journey to deep sadness and back to hope for a new tomorrow. I highly recommend this book to anyone who has walked the road of grief, to those just embarking on the journey, and to anyone who wishes to be inspired by one woman's beautiful rise from tragic ashes. My new favorite author. I can't wait to see what she has for us next!