To Thee We Do Cry

Pat Monahan

In what was probably the most devastating occasion of their lives, Tom and Pat Monahan misplaced their nine-year-old grandson, Tommy, in a home hearth in December of 2007. This unimaginable tragedy rocked their lives with ache and sorrow past description, of a form and power that they had by no means dreamed of.

As a method of coping with this unspeakable grief, Pat Monahan practiced what she preached as knowledgeable bereavement counselor: she started journaling her emotions to work by way of the ache. Following the despair that comes with grief, she realized that this course of was a serious key to lifting her despair. In hopes of serving to others whose religion has been shattered following the lack of a liked one, Pat presents her recorded ideas and struggles in To Thee We Do Cry.

She describes the influence her grandson Tommy’s life and demise had on your entire group of Staten Island; she additionally emphasizes the significance of dealing with the wrestle with spirituality whereas confronted with such trauma. Ultimately, it’s religion that can information somebody affected by a loss again to residing a full life as soon as extra.