Review: And Still She Laughs
`And Still She Laughs: Defiant Joy in the Depths of Suffering` by author Kate Merrick. And Still She Laughs is a spiritual growth book about one woman's excruciating aftermath of her young daughter's untimely death.
This grieving mom spent two years going through and sorting out, her daughter's things. Looking for little treasures along the way. Remembering the way her daughter looked in leopard-print leggings, remembering the quirky writings of her daughter. Such as q-cumbers, rut beer, and keewee. Yet, this mom does not grieve alone. She has a family that grieves with her.
This is a book full of emotion, a laugh here and there, bitterness and tears. I had to laugh when Kate mentioned a nest of mice. My emotions went from ugh to ewww as she described one little mouse and how cute it was. Of course, she didn't keep them and I was glad when the chapter moved on to the next best thing.
In her writing, the author compares her life to those who proceeded her, such as, Bathsheba, Sarah, and Jesus mother Mary.
Kate reminds her readers that it takes faith to see through the inky blackness and to see beyond the present sadness. It takes faith to face another day. (pg #87) The ending was very fulfilling. I recommend this book to fans of inspirational reading.
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