May 13, 2015

Hope After Suicide

A review copy was provided

by Wendy Parmley

We all have a story—hidden secrets buried in dark and rocky earth. Our task is to unearth—to release the pain and discover the good, discover the healing, discover the love. Uncovering the darkness makes space for the light.

After her mother took her own life, Wendy Parmley learned firsthand the heartache, despair, and loneliness that accompanies suicide loss. Reinvent your definition of saved, perfect, and forgiveness as you read this true narrative of a woman opening her heart years after her mother’s suicide and learn how to overcome any loss in your own life.

My Review
Words cannot adequately describe the beauty and sacredness of this book and the events that unfold.

Wendy was only 12-years-old when her mother took her own life. Wendy's only defense from the "heartache, despair, and loneliness" was to build a wall around the hole left in her heart when her mother shot a hole in her own heart.

But that wall never allowed healing to take place...

Openly and with tender details Wendy shares her life, the life of her father, and of her siblings...

Her years of pretending she was okay and her therapy assignments...

Her protection of her badly wounded heart...

And how she found the love and forgiveness she has always been seeking.

Your heart will be touched as you read of this very brave woman and her willingness to share her story so that others might understand better their own struggles of loss and despair.

A book DEFINITELY worth reading!

Open your heart
Forgive yourself and others
Seek help when you need it
Draw closer to the divine

About the Author
Wendy Parmley suffered a disabling bike accident in September 2011. Unable to return to her 20 year nursing career because of the continued effects of her injuries, Wendy began the slow and painful penning of her angel mother’s story and Wendy’s healing journey following her mom’s suicide death. Wendy’s mom took her own life when just 31 years old, leaving behind her husband of thirteen years and their five young children.

Wendy has long advocated for suicide prevention and has participated on various professional and community based groups dedicated to that end. She also recognizes the need to unashamedly support those who must continue to live in the painful aftermath of a loved one’s suicide and passionately lends her voice to that cause.

Prior to her bike accident, Wendy worked in nursing leadership for 14 years, earning her MBA degree from Brigham Young University in 2007. Despite her continued limitations, Wendy is grateful to spend more time with the love of her life, her husband Mark. She is ever grateful for his support and the support of their three married sons and their wives, their amazing daughter, and their beautiful two grandchildren who fill their life with sunshine. Mark and Wendy live in Orem, Utah.


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