After months of writing, I am proud to say that my book, Love and Blessings is now available on Amazon (click here). As difficult as it was to write, I am happy it is done and hopefully it will help other people who experience similar losses. Grief is a tricky thing, but it can transform us into stronger and kinder versions of ourselves. It was a tremendous learning experience and I am happy to have come through it with the support and love of so many kind people.
Thank you to everyone who has helped me write this book, especially my dear friend Denise Normura who edited it for me. Love and thanks to my family and my beautiful community who have supported me through everything. I love and appreciate all of you.
Below is an excerpt from my Amazon Author Page (click here to read more):
“Sydney writes openly and eloquently of the 12 months following the sudden death of her husband. She is transformed by grief as she struggles to raise her children, start a company and build a non-profit.
Love and Blessings, Grief & The Hero’s Journey, is her story of grief, mourning and eventual healing. With new content, journal entries, notes and articles from the author’s popular website, Sydney shares her inner thoughts on the meaning of wisdom and courage.
What deepens Sydney’s journey through the grieving process is that she is haunted by the loss of her own father as a young girl, and then her mother as a young adult. Then, without warning history repeats and her own husband dies suddenly leaving her to raise her two daughters alone and follow in her own mother’s footsteps. The story chronicles not just the death of a husband in the prime of life, but her inner fears as she comes to terms with the transformative power of love as she learns to trust, forgive and move forward in her life.
She shares her 12 month journey as a new widow, not just recovering from one recent death, but healing the unhealed trauma from the past with the transformative power of love and faith. This is a story of overcoming loss; it is haunting and lyrical in style and deeply inspirational for anyone who is grieving or mourning the loss of a loved one.
A must read.
“Sometimes, at night I dream of him. I’m following him down a snowy mountain. He is in front of me and I can see his yellow jacket as he carves each elegant turn in the white snow. His body is strong and athletic and handles the terrain with confidence and ease. The snow is falling and his coat is a bright yellow dot in the distance. The snow beneath my feet is fresh and crisp and I can see my breath in the clean air, but as hard as I try, he is just out of my reach. He disappears behind the trees as he makes one last sweeping turn, and is lost from view. When I reach the bottom the chairlift lines are empty and he is gone.”
Available on Amazon by clicking here.”