What Readers Say About “Judith’s Journey”
I initially bought this book for my sister-in-law who is caring for my brother battling Stage 3 pancreatic cancer. But after the recent decision to transition him to hospice, I began to read it myself hoping to find some comfort in it. And I certainly did. Thank you so much for your open and honest testimony of your journey with your wife. It is a beautifully written book from a Catholic perspective which I appreciate very much. I will be going to visit him in Houston tomorrow and plan to give it to her then.
– Laura, TX
Words are difficult to express all that I would like to say to you about the incredible journey that I was able to take with you and Judith. First of all, thank you. Thank you for having the courage to put into words such a beautiful and personal relationship that you and Judith shared. Thank you for sharing your life experiences, especially joys and sorrows these past few years. Your witness to faith and trust in God radiates throughout this book. I feel as though I know a part of the two of you thanks to such an incredible book. Judith has helped me have a more positive outlook on life, even in the little every day happenings. WOW! Incredible!
You have definitely shared and were able to express very well hope and strength. Being in the health care field, and caring for the elderly poor, I can appreciate and understand so much that you have said. You have helped me see life in a different aspect, as I have not had the experience (yet) of caring for a loved one.
– Patricia, MA
Having never been through a terminal illness before, I wanted to know what to expect. Not the clinical cold hard facts, but what its like from the care takers/spouse’s perspective and from the children’s perspective.
Your book was very enlightening on so many levels. I had no idea what it was like to receive chemo treatments, or the balancing act with all the medications. A fellow student is being treated for pancreatic cancer and because I was so naïve I only ever asked her “How are you feeling?” before class started. She always replied with a simple answer; Good or Better or Tired. Yesterday I really asked her how she was asking more specific questions about the side effects of the drugs that help deal with the side effects from chemo. I got a much more detailed reply and felt more connected to her and her struggles. But like Judith, she is living lively and in faith!
You don’t know what you don’t know and your book helped to shed some light on what’s to come.
Thank you for sharing.
It has left a deep and meaningful impression on me.
– Marla, CT
I just received you’re most welcome books yesterday. (I ordered the extra two for my very dear friends both have gone through cancer: one breast cancer, one cancer throughout her body.) They have also been caregivers to others as I was for both of my parents and my husband’s parents.
Started reading your most heart-felt words last night. What a gift! Thank you again for writing this most beautiful memoir of your wife, Judith’s, journey. I will be hand-delivering the other two books today or early next week.
– Nancy, CA
One of the great gifts from your book was the trust you both had in the Lord that we are not alone and that He is always with us on our journey. I too believe in that though it is difficult at times to really feel that in the middle of the night. I’m still growing in my faith walk and will now go back to re-read parts of Judith’s journey to focus on some impactful quotes.
– Susan, CA