A JOURNEY THROUGH GRIEF
It had been five years since Melissa Grahek Pierce and her husband, Dave, had adopted two boys from the Oregon foster-care system. They then moved from bustling Portland, Oregon, to a beautiful, remote mountain town where they planned to raise their sons. Then, in one short, shocking moment, everything changed. Melissa became a widow and a single mother, and she was forced to find a new future for herself and the two boys who were counting on her.
Melissa’s new book, written with the help of Christine Fadden, shows her journey through grief and to acceptance. She candidly details the challenges she faced as a newly single mother and the moments of both frustration and healing that every family member shared. Her story will inspire and comfort anyone who has lost a loved one or faced the challenges of parenting alone.
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Melissa Grahek Pierce clearly remembers the morning everything changed for her and her family. It was a snowy Saturday morning when she discovered her husband dead in their mountainside home.
As Melissa began to process her deep grief, she knew that she simply couldn’t fall to pieces. She had two sons to take care of, and they needed her support more than ever. In this inspirational memoir, Melissa details the challenges of transitioning to single motherhood.
Several years earlier, Melissa and her husband had adopted their two sons and left Portland, Oregon, seeking a quieter life. As Melissa began struggling with her bereavement, the isolation of her remote community made things even more difficult. The couple had planned to raise their family in the country, but that was one future that would never come to pass.
Melissa invites you into the toughest time in her life as she struggled to make decisions that would bring her the support she needed and give her sons the stable environment they craved. Her new book, Filled With Gold, was written with the help of Christine Fadden. It will be a welcome read for any parent struggling with bereavement and the challenges of moving forward.
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ABOUT MELISSA GRAHEK PIERCE
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.