While writing Saving Amelie, my mother-in-law lay dying. I learned what it means to care, day and night, for another human being in the most intimate ways. And despite my love for her, I grasped how the ideologies of the me-first eugenics movement—which was not confined to Nazi Germany—had insidiously infiltrated our world.
But I also learned the truth beyond those lies—that to walk through the end of life with another, to hold her hand as she prepared to leave behind her cumbersome earthly shell and enter eternity was—is—a sacred journey—a unique privilege.
Shortly after my mother-in-law’s funeral, we learned that our daughter and son-in-law were expecting their first child. As God knit that precious baby together through a difficult pregnancy, caution tempered hope. On the day our granddaughter was safely delivered, our world was reborn.
I’ve always believed in the extraordinary, God-given value of human life, but in that year, and in the writing of Saving Amelie, the celebration of life—from conception to grave—filled me, changed me. I’m thrilled to share that journey through my website and FB, and the things I’ve learned through Saving Amelie. Saving Amelie is available in stores and online.
God’s blessings for you,