Cheryl Anne's Reviews > Dancing in Heaven: A Sister's Memoir

Dancing in Heaven by Christine M. Grote
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Oct 10, 2012

really liked it
Read from November 04 to 06, 2012

Christine Grote commented briefly on the post I had made to my Goodreads author blog. Intrigued by the title and the synopsis of her own book about the life and passing of her severely disabled sister, I offered to trade a copy of "Unexpected Joy" for "Dancing in Heaven". Having read more than a few stories, some fiction and some non-fiction, about families with disabled members, I was not expecting this one to be remarkable. That is to say, no more than any other of its kind, because all stories involving those who love disabled family members are in some way remarkable. However, I finished "Dancing in Heaven" with a heavy heart of the most light and joyful kind. Alternating the chapters between the past and present gives Christine's story poignancy; in the light of the present, the past is illuminated and not found wanting. The words "sanctity of human life" are filled with a new meaning now that I've read "Dancing in Heaven". Annie's life sanctified that of her family. She gave those who cared for her the opportunity to bear all things, hope all things, endure all things. And they proved that "love never fails" (2 Cor 13: 7 & 8)

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Christine I'm glad you enjoyed the book, Cheryl, and were able to take something from it. Thanks for the lovely review.

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