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Be Still by Tania L. Ramos
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Aug 01, 12

Read in August, 2012

This story was a moving and thoughtful journey between the life we know and what might lie beyond. And it is also a vision of how those two worlds can be intertwined with love, loss, hope and memories.

From the beginning, you follow the path of a surgeon (Jack) who spent his life repairing everyone else. An effort that he became so focused on in order to offset the things he could not repair. The burdens of lost loved ones, and the pain that hovered between Jack and his son, Travis. It was a chasm that could not be bridged in life it seemed, a loss suffered that Jack could not share with his son. That loss was something Jack carried in order to unburden his only son, but his son saw it as distance.

Jack has an incredible heart, evident in his ability and desire to fix people that reaches beyond his patients to a young doctor named Christine. From his son's perspective, his father had the ability and desire to fix everyone but him.

But as Jack, Christine and Travis travel through what remains of a father's life they learn that they are the key to fixing and unburdening each other. The truth brings with it understanding, relief and a loss that shatters all that they believed. In the end, motives became clearer, love became undeniable and loss finally gave way to that love.

It is not a light journey, it is one filled with rough patches and lows. But, at the end of the journey you will find the light will shine brighter and the purpose will be clear. All you need to do is "Be Still"

I would highly recommend Be Still. It is something that will resonate with anyone. Anyone who has had their time cut short with someone they love, or suffered the loss of a loved one will find comfort in the message and the journey that follows. It will warrant several boxes of tissue, but at the end you will find every tear shed was well worth the journey.
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