We all suffer pain and loss in different ways, but I've yet to meet a mother whose greatest fear isn't losing a child. On May 31, 2008, September Vaudrey had to face that fear head on. When her daughter Katie was just 19, September and her family had to say goodbye all too soon.
But while the loss of Katie is the springboard and backdrop for September's memoir, her book is so much more. It starts off right in the middle of the terrible drama that unfolded for the Vaudrey family, but then deftly leads the reader on a journey from pain to healing, from loss to hope, all the while providing a true and gritty look at a faith journey strong enough to withstand the hardest thing a mother can imagine.
Colors of Goodbye is simply beautiful, and that isn't just true of the writing. September's publisher, Tyndale Momentum, did a fantastic job of weaving Katie's art as well as pictures of Katie and the family throughout the book in a truly honoring way. We hope you'll check out this fantastic debut memoir. As Publisher's Weekly said in its starred review, "Exquisitely balanced between sadness and joy, this sensitive account of a mother's loss will leave ripples."