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The Truth About Butterflies: A Memoir #2019

The Truth About Butterflies A Memoir The caterpillar dies so the butterfly could be born And yet the caterpillar lives in the butterfly and they are but one John HarricharanThey belong to each other Nancy and Nicole mother and daughter

  • Title: The Truth About Butterflies: A Memoir
  • Author: Nancy Stephan
  • ISBN: 9780615435459
  • Page: 488
  • Format: Paperback
  • The Truth About Butterflies: A Memoir By Nancy Stephan, The caterpillar dies so the butterfly could be born And, yet, the caterpillar lives in the butterfly and they are but one John HarricharanThey belong to each other Nancy and Nicole mother and daughter They re two halves of a whole, two facets of the same breath until the day Nicole exhales and never inhales again After the death of her daughter, and quickly l The caterpillar dies so the butterfly could be born And, yet, the caterpillar lives in the butterfly and they are but one John HarricharanThey belong to each other Nancy and Nicole mother and daughter They re two halves of a whole, two facets of the same breath until the day Nicole exhales and never inhales again After the death of her daughter, and quickly losing her own battle with grief, Nancy moves from the house she can no longer bear to live in While packing, she finds a box in the attic Inside she uncovers treasures she didn t know existed and evidence that she and her daughter s lives had been divinely entwined than she could ve imagined.The Truth About Butterflies is a true story of grief, hope, and transformation, and a single enduring truth Life cannot be restrained by death._______Nancy Stephan was named Georgia Author of the Year at the 48th annual GAYA Banquet Stephan s book, The Truth About Butterflies won in the Memoir category Over 100 authors were nominated in 12 categories The Georgia Author of the Year Awards GAYA are the oldest literary awards in the Southeast.

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    1. I was so moved by Nancy Stephan s The Truth About Butterflies that when I finished reading it, I had to take some time to write the review.This is a gripping story of a young single mother whose only child, a daughter, Nicole is diagnosed with juvenile diabetes and ultimately succumbs to end stage renal disease It is a story that will linger long after the book is finished.Well written and well crafted, Nancy starts the story with her own childhood challenges of her mother s death and her eventu [...]

    2. It s hard to explain how I can love this book when it deals with such a difficult topic I listened to this book on my Kindle using the text to voice, and I couldn t get out of the car because I had to keep listening This book explains the ugly truth about grief and how it can destroy people, but also how our spiritual bonds to those we love are not broken by death With the recent loss of both my parents, I m filled with hope and peace and so many of my own questions have been answered I recommen [...]

    3. This is a non fiction book, and I point this out because some reviewers do not seem to realize this, about a women who loses her only child at 26 Part of the story is about her grief and how she got past her grief and part of it was about the authors childhood and growing up in foster care after her mom passed away The story is touching and very real It will break your heart but also make you smile I am so happy for the Nancy Stephan and being able to move on with her life and write this book ab [...]

    4. I read books because I want happy endings and an escape from real life This book was the real life that I am hiding from The story was well written, and it was easy to reade topic was the difficult part for me.This is a story about a mother who was grieving the loss of her only child Nancy s daughter, Nicole had been suffering from juvenile diabetes since age 8 The story begins while Nancy is making preparations to move Nicole to a hospice Nancy begins to open up to the reader what a typical day [...]

    5. I got this book from a First Reads giveaway Thank you, Nancy, for getting it to me so promptly With a couple of others I have ahead of this book on my queue, I decided to skip yours up to the front of the line.What an inspiring read this was Nancy Stephan has truly been through what most of us could never possibly imagine, only to come out on the other side with hope It must have been cathartic to write this memoir and tell her story and that of her daughter This book is a quick read and Ms Step [...]

    6. I just got this today in the mail, I won it via the FirstReads program I got it very promptly, thank you Nancy I started reading it today, the preface itself got me crying I have already read the first two chapters, and I am eager to finish it Its going to be a tough one, but I ll get thru it.I commend Nancy already I can t wait to finish it I will update again once I finish it.Cheers

    7. cannot believe i got this free on i neglected work and sleep for 2 days to finish it, it was that absorbing i think as a nurse it was good for me to read this, shows the other side of the story of people who just can t let their loved ones go when all us medical people can clearly see it s time to stop a sad story but ultimately uplifting Christian in the best and truest sense , spiritual but not religious or preachy.

    8. WOW I was speechless when I finished reading this book and then I had to pause before I could breathe again What an incredible story and I commend the author for sharing this very personal journey with the world There are a few things that stuck with me long after I finished reading I cannot imagine the pain Nancy felt when she lost her daughter but I can empathize with her feelings of being able to share her last moments Having been with my brother when he took his last breath, it is hard to im [...]

    9. This is the most amazing book I could not put it down Stephan covers it all from the death and grief over losing her only daughter to juvenile diabetes and the complications that come from the disease to racial strife to the often cruel and cold medical personnel that oversaw her daughter s treatment On the flip side, her stirring prose gave readers a reason to believe in some other medical attendants and the wonderful people who operate hospice facilities Although the topic is grim, it is infus [...]

    10. The Truth about Butterflies is a heartfelt story of a mother and daughter, a story of life s challenges and a story of loss I couldn t imagine the pain of losing a child But Nancy shares the joy of raising her only precious daughter and of losing her, first to her daughter s rebellion, then to death My emotions were up and down throughout the book I felt the joy when Nicole was born, I felt the pain when Nicole was lost, I felt the sadness when Nicole took her last breath Nancy told her story wi [...]

    11. What an amazing book The sequence everything is told is perfect in order to draw you right in and keep a little suspence there The book just has so much in it I feel like I want I was able to see how the compassion of some and the cruelty of others affected their lives I saw the deep faith and how much a part of their lives was enhanced by it The last dream described in the book was truely wonderful How amazing to have experienced such a thing It s not very often that you find a book like this [...]

    12. thanks to Nancy for my free copy of her first novel i am not particularly adept at reviewing, but here is what i thought the subject matter is so personal, i am in awe that the author was able to actually translate it to paper i would like to have heard a bit about nicole s personality and how it was shaped by her illnessough some of that was there, i would like to have been able to relate to her like another review i read, i really enjoyed hearing about nancy s own childhood, which helped me [...]

    13. I received this book in exchange for a written review I love reading memoirs Let s see if it holds my attention.Not at all what I expected Very engaging story During the Preface and the first three chapters, I felt there were a lot of starts and stops, meaning I wish the author would have stayed in the moment a little longer Once she found her rhythm, her story takes you on wild ride of emotions.

    14. What a good book The author is an amazing person She has gone through so much in her life and then her faith has still reaminded strong As a mother my heart broke as I read about Nicole s struggles As a mother I can not imagine anything harder than losing a child Nancy did a wonderful job of telling about her life and this book would be so helpful to peole going thr the same struggles she went thru SHe has a gift for writing.

    15. What an amazing book I cried several times while reading this book, really pulled at my heartstrings Stephan did an incredible job of making the reader feel what she was feeling through out the loss of her daughter and the trials and tribulations she went through growing up Highly recommend this book

    16. This book is an amazing story of strength and faith Makes you realize that the things you think are hard someone is going through so much We all take so much for granted and we never know when we will go Home.

    17. This is true story of a young woman facing motherhood too young but having a good support system from her foster parents I was saddened by the callousness of her own relatives who chose to give her up to foster care for being biracial after her mother died The author has overcome tremendous odds as a single mother with a child who develops juvenile diabetes and has so many set backs until she is claimed by renal failure at 27 years old The mother s faith sustained her even when she faced obstacl [...]

    18. This book is so incredibly heartbreaking No parent plans to lose a child, and Stephan puts the pain into a book focusing on some great memories of her life and her daughter s time with her I was blown away by the raw honesty found in so many places.Stephan is a good writer with a solid understanding of how to write a powerful memoir I often felt like I was sitting with her in those hospital rooms sharing her pain The book takes you into the depth of what having a sick child feels like her daught [...]

    19. The look into the lives of black Americans actually meant to me than much of this memoir I m not Christian so that part wasn t terribly meaningful However, a sick child of any age and an anguished parent is something any parent can relate to The coldness of medical professionals who learn to block out compassion in order to survive the work they do was also generally spot on as was the compassion of a special breed of nurses who make the lives of patients with serious or terminal illnesses and [...]

    20. I started reading this knowing it was a story about a mother who loses her daughter and then when I got to the part where she says her daughter had type 1 juvenile diabetes, I paused As the mother of a child with type 1, I wasn t sure I could continue, but I m so glad I did It was a lovely story of a mother s loss how brave her daughter was A great story of a loving mother daughter relationship.

    21. Thank you for sharing your story I felt like I got to know both you and Nicole through your book You are an incredible, amazing person that has gone through than most will ever know in this lifetime God Bless you and Nicole I am sure she is always with you.I lost my mother last year and am still battling the everyday grief of her loss, yet I pray each and every day that she is happy and whole and pain free.Blessings to you.

    22. This book was gripping and intriguing I read it completely beginnig after breakfast and finished before dinner For anyone who has lost a child, this book is a must read I don t want to say too much because I don t want to give it away.The book was beautifully written and you owe it to yourself to give it a read through.

    23. Great read I would have given it 4.5 stars, but since only allows full stars, I will give it 5 You can truly feel Nancy Stephan every emotion she expresses in this heartfelt memoir It is one of those books that once you start reading you won t be able to put it down I commend Nancy for her steady faith during all her time of trouble she never lost sight of the Lord.

    24. This was a beautiful book After losing my 6 year old Goddaughter Niece this summer this was very comforting The Monarch Butterfly is a major symbol in our family We all truly believe that she is now one I will be sharing this with my friend and sister as comfort in her time of grief Thank Nancy for writing a wonderful memoir

    25. Everyone has a story, but not everyone is capable of telling it Ms Stephan eloquently shares her story and that of her amazing daughter, Nicole, and their journey together I was touched by her honesty as well as her willingness to bare her deepest pain I laughed and cried as I read, and am blessed to have been allowed a peek into their lives.

    26. The Truth about Butterflies by Nancy Stephen was a wonderful read I laughed, I cried and found myself literally thrown into the pages of this book A must read

    27. This book is the book of the month for the book club that I am in I would not normally pick this book out on a shelf but I am trying to broaden my horizons The book tells the story of a mother who would do anything for her child, so her child would not die Giving her child all the opportunities to get better and continue to live The lives of these two women surround themselves around counting on God to show them the way and to answer their prayers They have a strong faith and that is what gets t [...]

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