John O'Shaughnessy is also the author of a memoir, The Greatest Gift-A Return to Hope. He is also a Certified Grief Counselor and Co-Founder with his wife Sandy, of Good Mourning Ministry, a Catholic bereavement organization located in Plymouth Michigan. John and Sandy are both widowed. Together they have four children, Eric, Collin, Morgan and Ryan. In 2012 they welcomed Collin s wife Kimberly into the family.