In this memoir, Nancy Viera tells her story of resilience, healing, and moving forward with grief in one hand, and happiness in the other. Her son’s father passed away unexpectedly in 2016. He was 33 years old and had been diagnosed with post-traumatic stress disorder, anxiety, and depression years before that, as a result of four years in a war zone. At the time of his death their son, James was six years old, and Nancy was the one to break his heart with the news. It shattered her to see his pain. In losing Jim, Nancy finds healing and learns how to parent through grief interwoven with happiness.

Written as a letter to her son, Nancy addresses mental health, death, and self-love. She wants readers to find inspiration in her story.

We all go through adversity one way or another, but we can come out on this side of it stronger if we allow healing to happen.

— Nancy Viera

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