The Gift of Goodbye
A Story of Agape Love
by Rebecca Whitehead Munn
Pub Date 18 Jul 2017
Rebecca Whitehead Munn, a mother of two children under the age of five, is going through a divorce when she discovers that her mother, 3,000 miles away, has been diagnosed with terminal cancer. In The Gift of Goodbye, she shares how this experience led to a heart-opening expansion, and encourages readers to believe that they, too, can form new beliefs and new connections and elevate their difficult experiences to a higher level of authenticity. The story is her account of living through two major life transitions within a three-year span, and the resulting shift she made in the process—due to the lasting gift of love from her now-deceased mother, her courage, and the choice she made to expand into more of who she was at her core as everything about life as she knew it changed.
"In The Gift of Goodbye Rebecca Munn offers a heartfelt chronicle of grief and transformation from living in fear to trusting her faith in something greater than herself. Like a butterfly emerging from its cocoon, she shows us a path to freedom and the true self.”
—Linda Carleton, author of Elmina’s Fire
"A love letter and testament to an extraordinary mother, a shared journey through the garden of loss, and the metamorphosis that blossoms through courage and big, open-hearted love as grief subsides into wisdom and grace. Munn has penned an intimate gem of a book that shows how a willing sharing of a darkening path eventually leads to light. Beautiful!"
—Irene Allison, co-author of Stay, Breathe with Me: The Gift of Compassionate Medicine
"Coping with grief is something we all struggle with, and the reader will surely see something of themselves in [Rebecca's] writing. This
is her story of finding herself and sharing her most intimate conversations as she and her mother help each other learn how to say good bye. Readers will certainly be moved by [Rebecca's] story and will take away ideas about how to cope with their own grief.”
—Iris Waichler, award-winning author of Role Reversal: How to Take Care of Yourself and Your Aging Parents