Two Chai Day: One Widow's Story about Living Beyond Grief (Google eBook)

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iUniverse, Oct 18, 2011 - Biography & Autobiography
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"Told in a raw, non-sentimental voice that is both believable and authentic. This book o ers a ray of hope that although grief has many faces and moods, a journey through it does not necessarily mean a life sentence of sadness."
-Abigail Carter, author of "The Alchemy of Loss"

Irene McGoldrick had a premonition in late 2002. Just out of the shower, she stood on the second oor landing of her home and watched her husband of nine years whisper good night to her toddler son. ""Remember this moment, remember right now."" The haunting words seeped into her consciousness like a slow, rolling fog-""this won't last.""

Irene and Bob were living an ordinary life a few months later when a cancer diagnosis shook their world to its core. Through poignant anecdotes that detail the young family's journey through Bob's illness-one that takes them to both extreme and alternative measures-Irene weaves an unforgettable narrative inspired by Bob's journal entries and her own honest storytelling that is heartbreaking, and at times, comical. Eventually forced into widowhood at age thirty-six, Irene shares how she reluctantly embraced single parenthood and began her march through mourning, determined to embrace her grief with intention.

"Two Chai Day" is a compelling true story about embracing love and loss, realizing there can be laughter in the midst of sadness, and learning to appreciate the ambiguity of life.

  

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Contents

Chapter One
1
Chapter Two
37
Chapter Three
71
Chapter Four
105
Chapter Five
141
Chapter Six
167
Chapter Seven
207
Chapter Eight
225
Epilogue
235
Acknowledgments
241
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