by Richard Ballo —
This is Ballo’s poignant and heartfelt story of love, love lost, all-consuming grief and pain, visitations from Lisa, his 38-year-old wife who died from cancer, and his triumphant recovery.
Reeling from grief, Ballo barely clung to his own life after Lisa’s death.
The pain and suffering that ensued were almost intolerable and only his love for his 5- and 6-year-old sons kept him from surrendering to the pain and collapsing in a hopeless heap.
He depicts the utter despair and aching loneliness as he puts his new life together day-by-day in his painstaking recovery.
It also shows his courageous and vulnerable sides and offers hope and understanding to all who suffer a cataclysmic loss.
This up-close-and-personal story offers hope and healing for those who finds him- or herself lost in a sea of grief.
$12.95 — Quality of Life Publishing Co., P.O. Box 112050, Naples, FL 34208-1929.
Reprinted from AzNetNews, Volume 24, Number 2, April/May 2005.