Dear Martha, WTF?: What I Found in My Search for Why

Dear Martha, WTF?: What I Found in My Search for Why

by Tricia LaVoice


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The Giving Tree meets Eat, Pray, Love in a brazenly honest, refreshingly irreverent, and even hilarious look at going “through” versus going “down.”

Tricia LaVoice’s life turned upside-down when her parents were tragically killed in an automobile accident. Her close relationships with her mother and father made everyday life afterwards a challenge.

Happily married and with a beautiful baby girl, Tricia had no time to fall apart. Over the years as her family grew, Tricia met two strong, dynamic women, both survivors of their own life challenges, whose wonderful friendships and unconditional maternal love and strength guide her to trust in life.

But tragedy strikes Tricia’s family again, shaking her faith in life once more. It was during this time of suffering and loneliness that she found an unexpected respite in nature, in the form of a beautiful pine tree Tricia named Martha. This rare bond inspires Tricia who literally talks to Martha daily as she heals the hurt in her heart. Tricia learns to listen to her inner voice, and heals herself by finding her source of courage and strength is within her.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781682614761
Publisher: Post Hill Press
Publication date: 04/10/2018
Pages: 272
Product dimensions: 5.50(w) x 8.20(h) x 1.00(d)

About the Author

Tricia LaVoice is the founder of Wishes for the Heart, Inc. and the co-author of Wishes of the Mother’s Heart and Wishes for the Grieving Heart published by Hay House publishing. She lives with her husband and four children outside Seattle, WA.

Table of Contents

Author's Note ix

Prologue: Her Voice 1

Part 1 Loneliness

Chapter 1 Hello, Martha 13

Chapter 2 Tell It Like It Is 21

Chapter 3 Mothers, Mothering, and Motherhood 28

Part 2 Compassion

Chapter 4 Terese's Tenderness 43

Chapter 5 Looking at Life While Facing the End 55

Chapter 6 Closer to Tears of Joy and Sorrow 69

Part 3 Support

Chapter 7 Let the Village Gather 85

Chapter 8 Barbara's Big Love 115

Chapter 9 Full with Everything 128

Part 4 Alone, Together

Chapter 10 I'll Just Tell Martha 147

Chapter 11 Time to Ponder 166

Chapter 12 The Healing Tree 209

Epilogue: Connected 239

Acknowledgments 241

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