Jul 22, 12
Read in January, 2009
Audrey Kishline was driving her pickup west in the eastbound lanes of Interstate 90 in Washington state when she had a head on collision with another vehicle and killed its two passengers, a father and his preteen daughter. The tragic irony is that Kishline was the founder of Moderation Management, a program that attempts to help problem drinkers who do not want to stop drinking, attempt to control their drinking. She pleaded guilty and was sentenced to serve time in prison; and there had an amazing thing happened to her. She was visited by Sheryl Maloy, who was the mother and ex-wife of the two people Kishline killed in the accident. Sheryl had come to tell Audrey face-to-face that she forgave her for the accident. This eventually led to their coauthored book, Face to Face; and incredibly, a friendship between them. Both women are to be commended for their willingness to share so openly and honestly of themselves in this book. While it stands as a powerful story of forgiveness and the struggles of problem drinking and alcoholism, it didn't have the completely "happy ending" I would have liked. Nevertheless, it is a great read for anyone interested in the power of forgiveness, the struggles of problem drinking and alcoholism, or the price to be paid when driving under the influence.