Singing Beyond Sorrow is Carole Downing's story of finding a way to embrace life after the unexpected and unimaginable death of her husband from cancer. Written in a journal style, the book chronicles her ups and downs, the "firsts" without her husband, the parenting of their six-year-old son, and the sometimes tragic, sometimes funny conflicts between a young widow picking up the pieces of her life and a world that would rather close its eyes to death and bereavement.
Read alsoMud Grave
When Tony challenged K to cross the mud, he was only hoping to win a bet. There was no way they or Tom, BJ or Dana, could have known that there was something buried there. Whatever it was, it let K walk across mud that he should have been buried in. And when their curiosity becomes too much, the pact to discover what’s buried in the mud plunges…
While working through her grief, Carole discovered the gift of finding gratitude in each day, no matter how small: her son's laughter, the generosity of a stranger, or the simple beauty of a field of poppies. She came to understand that even amidst the pain of loss, the preciousness of life was present when seen through the lens of gratitude.
As a previous hospice nurse and bereavement volunteer, Carole's unique blending of professional experience with her personal story sheds light on the often hidden process of grief. Her book can help the newly bereaved on their path of grieving, while also offering us all an opportunity to see moments of grace in our ordinary lives.