Filled With GOLD
Filled With Gold
It had been five years since my husband, Dave, and I had adopted two boys from the Oregon foster-care system. We moved from bustling Portland, Oregon, to a beautiful, remote mountain town where we planned to raise our sons. Then, in one short, shocking moment, everything changed. I became a widow and a single mother, and was forced to find a new future for myself and the two boys who were counting on me.
My new book, written with the help of Christine Fadden, shows my journey through grief and to acceptance. It details the challenges I faced as a newly single mother and the moments of both frustration and healing that every family member shared. I hope that our story will inspire and comfort anyone who has lost a loved one or faced the challenges of parenting alone.
Melissa Grahek Pierce is the author of Filled With Gold, written with Christine Fadden. She went through a tremendous trial when she lost her husband after adopting two young boys, and the book is the story of her journey. Now, she helps other widows cope with their own losses and move forward. She enjoys her roles as a wife, mother, sister, life coach, and friend. Melissa currently calls Portland, Oregon, home.
I offer coaching for widows–with a special focus on single moms–who are ready to get unstuck and move forward to the next part of their lives.
Because of my experience, I feel guided to serve and partner with you on this new path, supporting and encouraging you to live a fulfilling life, the dream life you absolutely deserve to have.
If any of this resonates with you with, please contact me.
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