Written by Peter Millar, author of Iona Prayer Book.
The experience of bereavement, tragedy or great loss of any kind is a completely diorientating and bewildering one. Our world will literally never be the same again and we feel caught up in a storm of sorrow and grief from which there seems to be no shelter.
For many years, Peter Millar, a minister, and his wife Dorothy, a distinguished bacteriologist, served people of all ages and backgrounds whose lives were often characterised by suffereing. In India, and other parts of the world, where they chose to live amoung the marginalised, or Iano where Peter was Warden of the Abbey, people came with their needs and their pain in search of healing and renewal. Their tenaciry and diginified strength was to prove a lifeline to Peter when, without any warning, Dorothy collapsed and died at home one winter morning.
This moving book traces one person's anguised journey through grief, but it is not a solitary journey. Throughout, the stories of the people Peter has known, their perseverance and eventual recovery, the letters and prayers sent by friends and strangers, and the rush of love and friendship shown to him and his family will be a comfort to all who are burdened by great sadness and will show them to a place of new beginnings.