14 Days

A Mother, A Daughter, A Two Week Goodbye

How do you let go of a hand you've held your whole life?

By Lisa Goich Read by Lisa Goich Biographies & Memoirs / Family Life / Nonfiction English, Unabridged 4h 28m Sell Sheet Also available on
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Description
							When Lisa traveled home to visit her parents in December 2011, she never  expected an ordinary three-day weekend to turn into an extraordinary 14-day  observance of her mother’s life – and ultimately – death. 14 Days is a story of  parental loss, and how to lovingly, bravely and gracefully let go of a hand  you’ve been holding your entire life. From a child’s first breath to a mother’s  last, this memoir shows how closing that circle can be a celebration of this  unbreakable bond.
Reviews

"...an intimate, sacred pilgrimage into the soul-bond between a mother and daughter who genuinely lived the meaning of unconditional love. Written with honesty, humor, and above all, great love and respect, Lisa Goich-Andreadis offers us a memoir that lights up the experience of loss with a comforting grace." - Michael Bernard Beckwith, author of Life Visioning

"Written with love, empathy, and humor, Lisa Goich’s story of her mother’s final journey is at once heartbreaking and inspiring." - Carole King, singer, songwriter and author of A Natural Woman

"I LOVE this book! 14 DAYS is a beautiful gift from the heart of a daughter to the spirit of her mother." - Sunny Dawn Johnston - The Love Never Ends and Invoking the Archangels

Goich’s story is wholly her own, but her experiences are relatable and her emotions will resonate with others who’ve suffered loss and cherished last moments. The narrative has familiar elements of family stories—like sibling personality conflicts and parental stubbornness—all woven around an intense core of abiding love. Her story will connect with adults who have experienced the bewildering nostalgia of returning home as an adult. Goich straddles a line common to middle age: she’s caught between the roles of a child losing a parent, and a caretaker for the dying and those left behind—especially her father. 14 Days is a clear-eyed (except for the tears) look at loss and familial love. - Melissa Wuske from Forward Reviews