In Finding My Reflection, Katie gives voice to the truth that death waits for us all, and we don't get to choose who gets left behind.
As she works through her grief at losing her husband to Lou Gehrig's disease, Katie shares the heart-breaking lessons she learned about life, love, and loss.
Inspired from her perspective as a caregiver for her terminally ill husband, she gives voice to thoughts and feelings, as raw as they are riveting. Katie shares the rare gift of hindsight that stems from her husband's death while she struggles to find a new identity in her broken world. Her journey of self-reflection will have you examining your own life - determining where you are right now, and, ultimately, where you want to be.
|Publisher:||Barnes & Noble Press|
|Product dimensions:||6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.27(d)|
About the Author
Katie started writing after her husband, Charlie, died of ALS (Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis; Lou Gehrig’s Disease). Charlie was diagnosed in July 2013, just one-month shy of his fortieth birthday. As ALS stole all of Charlie’s physical abilities, Katie became his full-time caregiver. He battled the disease for three years and passed away on October 12, 2016.
Tatum is a photographer in Madisonville, Texas. Her work is featured on the cover and author page of Finding My Reflection. She is especially gifted at capturing everyday moments, and making sure special events turn into beautiful memories. She is mother to three precocious little girls and wife to her handsome hubby, Alec.
Most Helpful Customer Reviews
I will first share that I'm not a long book reader, so this is a book just for me. Short memoir entries are so my thing. This is can be a quick read or you can take it a little bite at a time. Are you looking to learn more behind the scenes of someone who has suffered the grief of caring for their loved one as they watch and serve a loved one suffering from ALS? This is the book for you. Have you yourself lost a loved one, this is for you. Do you not have a loved one who has died or is ding from terminal illness. Well, this is still the book for you. The connection I had with the grief she experience was because of my dad who died from complications of diabetes. The grief is still real. The loss is similar. The story is so very different. Katie takes you to the deep dark corners of her existence that doesn't just go away now that her husband has died. Waking up and doing the day to day is sometimes the most reflective and growing times. Her writing is different then the normal sentence structure, but that's OK. It makes me feel like I am hearing her share this story. In the world we live in now nothing has to be grammar specific to get the thoughts across. Don't get me wrong, she is very intelligent and I even had to look up a few words. Don't hesitate if you think this is a book for you. A moving quote is the following "if necessity is the mother of invention, it is the stepmother of survival". I'm hoping there is a second book!