A family that lived in Baxter, Iowa, the town I grew up in, had their lives tragically altered when their teenage daughter was in a car accident. We were living in Kansas City at the time, and I didn't know the family at all. After Kjrsten's death, her family started having a Bible study youth group at their home. My sister went and during that time accepted Christ into her life. This is a book that's filled with loss, sadness, hope, forgiveness, love, community, and so much more. I read it in one sitting, and was a blubbering mess. But there is so much hope in it too. I hope you don't turn away from it because it might be depressing or hard to read. It's actually the opposite. I couldn't put it down, and was filled with hope! "If you get there before I do..." should be on your reading list! I'm so glad it was on mine.
Just some snuggling going on. My favorite thing!