One Imperfect Christmas
By Myra Johnson
Graphic designer Natalie Pearce faces the most difficult Christmas of her life. For almost a year, her mother has lain in a nursing home, the victim of a massive stroke, and Natalie blames herself for not being there when it happened. Worse, she's allowed the monstrous load of guilt to drive a wedge between her and everyone she loves-most of all her husband Daniel. Her marriage is on the verge of dissolving, her prayer life is suffering, and she's one Christmas away from hitting rock bottom.
I hope readers will gain an even deeper appreciation for their families, for the power of forgiveness, and for God's limitless grace.
Why the author wrote this book:
The idea first started percolating several years ago after watching a spate of sappy Christmas movies on TV. I wanted to write something with a little more depth and faith. I imagined , a couple ready to celebrate their fiftieth Christmas together . . . but what if tragedy intervened? How would the various family members cope? Where would they find the strength to go on?