Sunset: On the Passing of Those We Love
“I did not know I had so many tears.”
When Michael Wilcox’s wife, Laurie, was diagnosed with an inoperable brain tumor that would ultimately take her life, he began keeping a journal to record what he was learning about living, loving, and grieving. Although at the time he was not intending that it would ever be published, he gradually came to recognize our “sacred covenant to share our burdens, our mourning, our comforts, and our witnesses.”
The lessons he offers in this thoughtful and sensitive book are more than a chronicle of his own journey; they are important reminders to all of us to cherish every day we have with the people we love, to treasure the gift of our mortality, and to turn to the Lord in all our trials.
By Doug, Submitted on 2015-02-25
I recently spent three incredibly intense hours listening to Michael Wilcox speak about his experience with the loss of his wife. Then I read this beautiful book and experienced that same depth of emotion. Michael's words reach deep into the heart and fill you with gratitude for any life fortunate enough to be filled with a loving companion. Deeply grateful to have read this while I still have the gift of time to share with my wife.
By Silvia, Submitted on 2015-02-25
Every person that has lost a spouse should read this book. Ditto to everything said and shared.It makes you realize you are normal and SO UPLIFTING!The best Christmas present I bought myself after loosing my husband in July.
Thank you a thousand times to Michael Wilcox for sharing this with us. Every bishop and Stake Pres. I know I tell them they must have those grieving the loss of a spouse read this book.
By Ruth, Submitted on 2015-02-25
This is one of the most moving things I have ever read. It gives a very personal tribute and also shares with the reader a very private grief. It is uplifting and hopeful. I think anyone would benefit from reading and re-reading this book.