Watching for Dragonflies: A Caregiver's Transformative Journey (Paperback)

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2023 Living Now Book Awards Bronze Medal Winner for Mature Living/Caregiving

"I found it unique and inspiring that the couple worked hard to keep their love alive and their sex life active while facing serious health challenges. . . . What a highly inspiring and impactful book " --Readers' Favorite, 5-star review

"Spirituality is a central theme throughout the memoir. . . . A moving story of love, loss, illness, and the beauty that persists." --Kirkus Reviews

Suzanne's story begins with a phone call from her husband, Michael, telling her he has collapsed on the job. They soon learn he has multiple sclerosis. Despite the negative patterns threatening their marriage, she is determined to handle the caregiving tasks suddenly thrust upon her. Through love, psychological insights, and spiritual inquiry, she cultivates her abilities--and gains the courage to confront a medical system that often saves her husband but at other times threatens his life. As time progresses, Michael undergoes many hospitalizations; he also makes miraculous recoveries that allow adventure back into their lives, including a numinous experience with dragonflies. When Suzanne faces her own medical crisis, their world is shaken once again--but throughout it all, love is their bond, one even death cannot sever.

In Watching for Dragonflies, Suzanne reaches out to other caregivers and anyone who has experienced a life-changing crisis, inviting them to explore the many avenues of growth and transformation that uninvited change can bring. Often poignant, at times funny, and always riveting, Watching for Dragonflies will bring comfort--and inspiration--to readers as they navigate their own transformative journey.


Product Details
ISBN: 9781647424367
ISBN-10: 1647424364
Publisher: She Writes Press
Publication Date: June 6th, 2023
Pages: 320
Language: English