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Fly a Little Higher: How God Answered a Mom's Small Prayer in a Big Way Hardcover – May 13, 2014
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About the Author
Laura Sobiech lives in Minnesota with her husband where they have raised four children: one married, one in college, one in heaven, and one in high school. Laura has spent the past three years walking the road of cancer with her teenage son, Zach, and blogging about their battle with the disease. She lives in Lakeland, Minnesota.
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Laura has written a memoir filled with raw truth, grace, and the steadfast hope that saw her through every parents' worst fears. From Zach's diagnosis, to treatment, to saying goodbye to her sweet boy, her faith and that of her family is a light that shines through the darkest hours and brings inspiration and comfort to everyone who hears her story. Thank you, Laura, for opening your heart to the world and letting the light of hope drive out the darkness of despair.
Absolutly loved every part of this book and will recommend it to anyone. Whether they have hear Zachs story or not.
Actually, it could have been easier- had she chosen to only skim the surface. But it's not what life calls us to do--as is evidenced throughout this beautifully crafted book. It was only by going into the depths of the pain and devastation that true solace could be reached. Nothing of that pain is glossed over here; but in sharing her sadness, Laura also reveals the beauty of souls reaching beyond what seems endurable. Only there resides the peace--and yes, the joy--that passes all understanding.
Those of us who have stepped into and through that chasm called grief, will recognize this; but so will those who haven't, or who were maybe too afraid to visit that realm, especially in a culture that pushes us away from anything bordering on death. Ah, but as Laura, her son, and the family and friends in this book exemplify--there is also beauty within the pathos. That beauty resonates throughout the book.
The world needs beauty, hope, and love. And courage. That these are more than platitudes is a message that rings loud and clear in this mother's testament to not only her son's life and death, but to our basic humanity. If you read it, you will be in for a wild ride across the emotional field, but in the end you'll fly a little higher, too. A lot higher.