Book Description: Six Years of Grace by Jennifer Sokol
What will a young woman do, who has just left a cloistered monastery and is now faced with the difficult transition of getting back into normal society? And what will her mother do, who had just suffered a crippling stroke and now faces the remainder of her life as an invalid? The answers are described vividly in Six Years of Grace: Caregiving Episodes With My Mother, as Seattle Violinist Jenny Sokol recounts the journey she and her mother Agatha shared.
Readers are drawn into intimate conversations, daily struggles, prayerful musings, and plenty of humor. For all those who face the inevitable reality of caring for an elderly parent or loved one in the future, Six Years of Grace offers light and hope for one of God's most fulfilling calls.
"This fragile and beautiful narrative will offer inspiration, encouragement, and comfort for anyone facing the challenges of caregiving or those of accepting care." —Louise Marley, author of The Child Goddess
"Jennifer Sokol's Six Years of Grace is the most beautiful, soul-stirring...it probes the emotional, spiritual essence of humankind and the depths of the Lord's presence" —Lou Guzzo, author, editor, commentator
"A child caring for an aging parent can become a spiritual experience for both. This is an inspiring story of hope; of a mother who viewed her sickroom as a sacred space shared with God and who steadfastly maintained her purpose in her life as contemplative in action while waiting for Jesus to come gently." —Stephen Kent, Executive Editor, The Catholic Northwest Progress