Sharon Hoffman’s life changed drastically when her husband of thirty-six years was diagnosed with lung cancer and died just five months later. In her poignant account of her journey through terminal illness and grief, Hoffman offers a compelling personal narrative on how she learned to not only survive the harsh reality and inevitable sadness that accompanies losing a loved one, but also how she found her way to healing and a new beginning.
Hoffman, a professional counselor, begins with the heartfelt story of her husband’s terminal diagnosis and subsequent decision to not seek further treatment. While delving into how a cancer diagnosis changes family dynamics and finances, Hoffman shares how, in the midst of a battle to simply endure from one day to the next, she discovered courage and a kind of inner strength she never knew she had. As she recounts her husband’s final days, she offers an inspiring story of how they all managed to find joy in simplicity, cherished memories, and favorite foods.
Tears in My Pocket is the unforgettable story of how one family valiantly faced terminal illness and death, ultimately reminding others that even through the most challenging times, there are blessings to count.