Tears in My Pocket

by Sharon J. Hoffman



Book Details

Language : English
Publication Date : 4/20/2011

Format : Softcover
Dimensions : 6x9
Page Count : 76
ISBN : 9781426964220
Format : E-Book
Dimensions : N/A
Page Count : 76
ISBN : 9781426964237

About the Book

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.

About the Author

Sharon Hoffman and her husband, Larry, were married for thirty-six years before his death in 2000. She earned her master’s degree and PhD in counseling. She now counsels terminally ill clients, lectures on grief, and reminds others to count their blessings. This is her second book.