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Ann Costello worked as an intensive care nurse for twenty five years. For the past eight years, she has performed nursing assignments in various small communities throughout the Canadian Arctic. She currently lives in Halifax, Nova Scotia, where she enjoys reading, golfing and travelling.
on Oct. 17, 2011 :
It takes courage and a lot of determination to write a memoir for ones own child. Having lost a son, I understand the crippling, desperate sense of loneness. Ann has skillfully brought us though the Deirdre’s devastatingly short illness and her own initial grieving process. We travel along with Ann sharing some of the pain and gaining insight to how another mother has found ways to cope. I felt a huge sense of empathy and helped me to again process my own grieving – a process that is on going for any parent. Thanks Ann.
(reviewed the day of purchase)
on Oct. 15, 2011 :
I have so much respect and admiration for the way in which Ann Costello has recounted the illness and death of her daughter, Deirdre. A tragic story, yet she tells the sad details with compassion, courage and honesty. Her spirituality shines without overwhelming; it's a quiet sense of knowing and intuitiveness that connected her to Deirdre in a supporting way when helping her during her illness and continued throughout the writing of this book. Ann Costello's book portrays clearly and forthrightly the strength of the human spirit and is well worth reading.
(reviewed 3 days after purchase)