A Tender Distance is a memoir about motherhood and raising children in Alaska, where a vast wilderness shaped the people they would someday become. When Kaylene Johnson and her family moved to the Last Frontier, she was thrilled with the spectacular setting of their new life. But she was also unsettled by the risks she never before had to consider. Moose regularly frequented the school bus stop and bears seasonally sauntered through their yard. Her story begins with the leave-taking of her oldest son, as she considers this new season in all of their lives and reflects on family, faith, and what it means to be a mother. Written with wit, wisdom, and a grateful heart, this is a mother's story about raising her two boys in Alaska where wilderness is just out the back door of their home.
|Publisher:||West Margin Press|
|Product dimensions:||5.50(w) x 8.60(h) x 0.59(d)|
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"I walked a high-voltage tightrope as I balanced the boys' adventure-filled childhood-one I had only dreamed about living-with my concern for their safety. Utimately, it would have been safer to stay at home and play video games. But we lived in Alaska for a more soul-filled existance....And so I walked that tightrope one step at a time, hoping I would not fall or fail them."