Esther Joy, from The Rock 4 Today and Joy 4 Today, won Run with Abandon. Esther has been an encouragement to me through her sweet comments on my blog as well as her own writings. Esther has written a heart-tugging story, Joy in the Mourning. It is available through Amazon in hard and paper back as well as for the Kindle.
Joy in the Mourning is not only the story of an accident that claimed the lives of Esther's three siblings on the way to their Father's funeral; it is also a detailed account of the feelings and struggles that accompany the grieving process. It portrays a clear message to those that have suffered any kind of loss, that they are not alone. From the automobile accident, the house fire, and the gradual loss of her mother during the same time period, Esther also shares moments of joy and the healing effects of humor in the midst of suffering.