“This is very courageous, brave writing. Annie’s story has enriched my life.”
Carolyn Walker, published memoirist, and Pushcart Prize nominee.
“Dancing in Heaven captures the inescapable pain, unpredictable joy, and resilient decision-making that preoccupied Annie’s family for over 50 years as they lived with and attended to her needs. . .A story crafted in the greatest love, you cannot possibly get at the stark truth of caregiving any more than this book does.”
Jeffrey Hillard, editor & publisher, www.redwebzine.org
“Annie and her family made a significant impression on me and ultimately, on my career choice. Annie’s memory is honored with this intimate, personal tribute.”
Jim McCormick, Montgomery County Board of Developmental Disabilities Services.
Dancing in Heaven captures “the combination of constant desperate waiting, dread, confusion and exhaustion you experience when someone you love is dying. The small kindnesses that seem like miracles. The utter relief of hospice. . . Annie was pure love. In her utter helplessness, she was still able to radiate love. And her whole family responded to that in a heroic way.”
Nancy Henry Chadwick, writer