By tomorrow morning the links for buying David’s Story will be on this page to facilitate the ordering process AND, for my friends, the more mature among us, there will even be instructions.
I have been working on this manuscript for a long time and exposing my family this way, was a difficult decision to take. Of course I would never have thought of publishing if my son were still with us.
When I wrote my first few articles, I really thought that I had achieved something amazing and was surprised to hear the critiques of the fellow members of my creative writing group who thought that I had a great deal of editing to do. It took me a while to understand.
The first copy of my book that came out in Hebrew, Weep for Them took years to complete but as I was one of the first parents in Israel to speak out, it sold well.
This time, all I want is to be able to show parents of mentally ill children that it is not what happens to them in life that counts; rather, how they deal with it. To do this, is not easy and I have ‘cried many rivers of tears.’ But, as I said in my youtube clip, our family took an onerous decision and decided to move on. Every now and then I slip backwards, but make the effort to move on again. I see a beautiful sunset, sit on the shore and watch the waves ebb and flow, crash against rocks, and admire the seagulls swooping above. I listen to children laugh or admire the parks in our neighborhood. A good book is a marvellous escape channel, so is music. Of course people’s tastes in music vary. I find classical music soothing. There are times now, that I am even able to count my blessings which is a huge step forward. I love our home, derive satisfaction from my teaching career and enjoy being with my children and grandchildren. Tutoring students, working in the garden and writing have taught me the importance of keeping busy with activities that I really love to do.
I will end this emotional blog with my late husband’s favorite quote;
God grant me the serenity
To accept the things
I cannot change, the courage
To change the things I can,
And the wisdom
To know the difference.