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 – Click here for more.
About the book
“Oh, my word, I’m living this.”
If you and I are new to each other, let me start here: This is not how this was supposed to go! In the portrait I had long ago painted of my family, I didn’t intend to include words like “widowed single mom.” I had envisioned many more decades with my husband Robb in the complicated, beautiful life of marriage. But in the course of twelve hours, our family of four became a trio, and since that day my boys and I have been creating a new life in an upside-down world.
I have written this new book, which in a lot of ways is a sequel to And Life Comes Back, to answer the question so many have asked: “And then what happened—after the crisis became reality and your life began again?” I’ve leaned into honest storytelling to offer a look into the chaos and beauty of who we have become.
I’ll be honest, this book was harder to write because I’m living it right now—I hardly feel like an expert who has figured it out. I hope my straight-up-honest stories will give you encouragement to take the next step. And the next. And the next.
Sometimes, you just have to pretend you know what you’re doing, pretend you’re brave enough, and pretend you can do this. Sometimes you just have to pretend you’re normal until the new normal finds you.
See you in the pages,
Tricia writes with honesty, humor, and compassion about her journey with her two boys after the loss of her husband. I truly enjoyed this book, at some instances I wanted to laugh and cry at the same time, because I could relate so much to her story. I lost both of my parents within a span of two years, and it is a challenge everyday not to have my mother and father in my life. I miss having my cheerleaders, advisors, and caring people in my life. I could not imagine being a young widowed single mom and taking care of my two children on my own and dealing with grief and loss.
I think that when I lost important people in my life suddenly due to old age, or from illness I can never replace that person’s spirit and love. I have learned that I must take things one day at time, and continue to move forward not only for myself, but for my children. I believe that Tricia captured a lot of struggles as a mother with her honest approach in this captivating book. I like how Tricia discussed that sometimes you just have to pretend that you know what you are doing, pretend that you are brave enough, and pretend that you can do this. Sometimes you have to pretend you’re normal until the new normal finds you. I received this book from Blogging for Books for this review.