Item description for Unfinished Love: Walking by Faith through Pediatric Cancer by Sherry Tucker...
Overview One moment can define your life. One moment can reach into your heart, crush it, trample it and destroy it. Then the moment leaves and in its wake you are left to repair the damage. Suddenly the future path you had painted in your mind evaporates and a new path must be found. When my seven year old son, Zachary, was diagnosed with a cancerous brain tumor in July 2005, he joined more than 10 million other people in the United States living with cancer. My family was thrown into an unforeseen journey that brought us to our knees in pain, heartache and prayer. Unfinished Love A Journey of Faith through Pediatric Cancer chronicles the ten month struggle cancer brought to our lives and the lessons we learned. To the astonishment of many, Zach faced his cancer with unrelenting optimism, courage and fortitude until he drew his last breath. Through him, many lives were touched and our familys priorities were drastically changed as we learned our true purpose in life was not the worldly goals we once had, but to glorify God in all we do.Discover from this difficult journey the transformation that can happen in your heart if you choose to surrender your trials completely to God and allow His loving arms to carry you through your most difficult challenges. Unnatural hope, strength and peace will begin to govern your days and hold you up when despair threatens to consume your thoughts at each turn. As this compelling book shows, life cannot be taken for granted each day is a gift to be used as preparation for what comes nexteternity.
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Originally from Indiana, Sherry Tucker worked in accounting for seventeen years. She and her husband Dirk and her daughter Lexi now live in Florida with the anticipation of their reunion with Zach in Heaven.
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Unfinished Love Oct 30, 2008
This book is wonderful from beginning to end. Sherry Tucker not only takes you through the journey that she and her family took but through her own feelings of being a mother who watches her child suffer. While it does not have a "happy" ending, happiness comes in knowing that Zachary is healed in Heaven and running free. I would recommend this book to anyone -- it makes a wonderful gift and can easily change your life.
Life is short appreciate every minute of it!! Aug 26, 2008
It's funny how we can stumble across truly amazing books by happenchance this is one of them. In this book Sherry writes of "How this always happens to families far away". Dirk and Sherry grew up and went to school in the same community as me I graduated high school with her younger sister. I'm sorry to say when they were facing this battle I just had a passing interest in their story as it was being told in our local newspaper it was as if them living in Florida made them that family far away. Fast-forward two years to just before Mother's Day 2008 Sherry's sister Michelle wrote an article for our local newspaper this time I paid attention being it was from a former classmate. I made up my mind to read the book after reading Michelle's story in the paper and I'm glad I did. This book tells of the real story of what its like to deal with a serious illness of a family member. She doesn't sugarcoat anything it tells of the feeling of just being a number or statistic to some of the medical professionals while feeling the care and compassion of others. I think it's a must read for everyone in the medical profession perhaps it will give the better understanding people are more than numbers. This book has a little bit of everything from joys to sorrow to tears to laughter and it's a story that will touch your heart as you realize there is more to life than materialistic things. The most important message from this book is to "Live like you were dying", Carpe Diem, Love deeper, Laugh louder, Hug longer and most of all NEVER take anything or anyone for granted for our time on earth is short.
Unfinished Love but On Going Impact Jul 14, 2008
This day to day accounting of the life of this dear boy would serve to help any person dealing with struggles of any kind. Sherry Tucker does an amazing job of letting the reader accompany her and Zach as they follow the path of treatments, doctors, and the day to day support the family receives from their love of God. It points to the positive outlook that one must try to take when confronted with the horrible monster known as pediatric cancer. Be grateful for the small things in life. Never take them for granted. I recommend this book wholeheartedly. F.R.O.G. (Fully Rely on God)
A message everyone must hear..... Jul 9, 2008
Having a lot of loss in my lifetime, I often blamed God for the terrible things that happened to me and the people that I loved most. How could He let such things happen if He was a good and caring and loving God? I have since become a Christian and God has healed my heart of so much, it is truly incredible. I always want to share that because I know there are so many hurting people, and He is the answer that sticks... but I often wondered, what would happen to my faith if something were to happen to one of my children? Would I pass the test or run back to blaming Him? This book reached places in my heart that I didn't know existed. Page by page you walk through the every day life of this extraordinary family as they pour out their love onto their little boy with brain cancer. It is also a story of how when you run TO God instead of AWAY from God during difficult times, He surrounds you in ways you'd never dream of to carry you through.... even the death of your only son. Be prepared to be changed.
Awakening Jul 6, 2008
Most of my thoughts about parents of children with cancer are about how sad it must be to lose a child. This book opened my eyes to what is much more painful - the actual life that comes with the battle. I am amazed and inspired by the faith that Sherry Tucker sustained during her son's horrible struggle. This book is more than a story about pediatric cancer, it is a book about the realities of the situation. It will change your view of what can happen and what role God plays when his purpose for your child is to join Him in Heaven. Dont miss the opportunity to learn from this mother's journey to save her child and herself.