FAITH NEWS SERVICE – United States—Monday, October 23, 2023
In the world of caregiving and grief, a beacon of hope emerges in the form of a new book, “Suitcases from Heaven: A Mother’s Hope Journey through Her Daughter-in-law’s Cancer.” This heart-wrenching yet uplifting narrative promises to touch hearts and inspire readers amidst the most challenging times.
Penned by seasoned caregiver Cindy Henson, the book offers an intimate look into her journey as she navigated the stormy seas of grief and loss. Having spent twenty-five years caring for her autistic son, Cindy was no stranger to the unique challenges that caregiving brings. Yet, when her son and daughter-in-law moved in with her, diagnosed with a rare and terminal adrenal cancer, she found herself facing an entirely new depth of fear and sorrow.
Cindy grappled with the terror of watching her daughter-in-law, Jazmin struggle for breath and the devastating reality of her impending loss. She yearned for a miracle – not just a spiritual one that Jazmin spoke of, but a tangible, undeniable cure. However, in a pivotal moment of divine intervention, Cindy found herself boarding Jazmin’s ‘hope train’, becoming one of her greatest supporters in her battle against cancer.
“Suitcases from Heaven” is more than just a story of a woman’s fight against cancer; it’s a testament to unwavering faith, unyielding love, and the power of hope even in the face of adversity. It’s a tale of a girl who believed in God’s love despite the absence of a miracle, and a mother-in-law who learned to believe in miracles in a different way.
Whether you’re in the throes of a faith crisis, navigating the dark valley of grief, or caring for a terminally ill loved one, “Suitcases from Heaven” promises to be a source of comfort, enlightenment, and strength. It’s a story that reminds us that even in our darkest hours, hope can still shine through.
For those seeking solace and inspiration in the midst of grief and caregiving, “Suitcases from Heaven: A Mother’s Hope Journey through Her Daughter-in-law’s Cancer” is a compelling read that promises to touch hearts and inspire resilience.
Cindy Henson’s “Suitcases from Heaven” will be free and available for download on Amazon for 5 days, Tuesday, October 24, 2023 through October 28, 2023. “Suitcases from Heaven” is rated 5 stars by those who purchased and reviewed the book. Here’s what a couple of the reviewers have said:
“A truly inspiring read and found myself feeling much closer to Jesus. If you are like me and struggle with having faith, this book will give you the ability to have a different perspective. One of hope, inspiration, faith and belief.”
Touching and Inspiring
“I’m not going to lie, I cried my way through this book. It is written in such a way that you feel you know the people as well as you know your own friends. You cry with them, you celebrate with them and you grieve with them. I highly recommend this book for anyone navigating a situation that feels hopeless.”
About the author
Cindy Henson has been a wife for thirty-five years to Vance, the love of her life. Together, they have five kids who married two of their bonus kids and gave them two grandchildren. Her first book, Beauty from Ashes, documents her journey with God when she expected Him to heal her son of severe autism. Suitcases from Heaven is her second book, showing how miracle-moving faith can bring deep healing. Cindy lives in northern Ontario, Canada, with her husband and oldest son, Kyle, and encourages women to live out their faith in her Facebook group, Fresh Ground Faith.
For interviews, contact Cindy at email@example.com
Suggested Interview Questions
- Your memoir, Suitcases from Heaven, tells the story of your faith journey as you cared for your daughter-in-law, Jazmin. But you didn’t always have such faith. Would you share a little about your first book, Beauty from Ashes, to give readers some perspective?
- When Jazmin came into your life, speaking of healing miracles, what was your reaction?
- Your daughter-in-law lived with you for six months during her nearly four-year battle with a rare cancer. Describe how that affected you, and how you navigated that season of your life.
- And you’re no stranger to caregiving, since you and your husband, Vance, care for your adult son who has severe autism. How can caregiving for a cancer patient differ from caregiving for someone with disabilities?
- Many times, the person we’re caring for grows weary of the journey. You describe that in your memoir. How did you navigate those situations?
- It can be challenging to always seem upbeat and encouraging when the situation seems hopeless. What are some ways you can encourage caregivers during a cancer diagnosis and treatment or a terminally ill prognosis?
- And sometimes the tables flip, and the person we’re caring for encourages us. What are some moments you experienced?
- Where can readers learn more about you and your book?