‘My Parting Gift’ honors the life of my late husband Roy James Rattenbury. He was a remarkable man with exceptional vitality, a quiet wisdom, and he lived his life with the utmost of integrity and devoid of ego.
Jim was diagnosed with stage 4 colon cancer two months following our wedding.
Written over a six year healing journey, my memoir symbolizes the end of my grief and the start of my new life as a life teacher and resilience thought leader.
Take a journey into my grief and learn how I healed to share my wisdom and insights with others facing similar adversities.
I share my late husband’s heroic five and one-half year battle with cancer, our incomparable love story, and our undaunted ability to transcend on our quest for life.
I write candidly about my own trials in an honest, intimate, and emotionally powerful story. Through my determined healing journey and by drawing on both my inherent and enhanced resilience I came to grips with the narrative of my life story as I reflected on who I am and what I want for my future.
I hope that ‘My Parting Gift’ will inspire all who read it to embrace the healing power of love and in its abundance manage their adversities while restoring their life.
“When a soul mate dies, their twin loses connection to their spirit” – Margaret Hansen