I just finished an amazing book. The Unfinished Work of Elizabeth D. by Nichole Bernier. It had all of the essentials: love, loss, friendship, grief and then a discovery of a friend that was never completely known. The story chronicles a woman reading through the journals left to her by her best friend after her death, and discovering an entirely different person that she had never really understood or known. That may sound morbid, but from the first chapter I was totally engrossed. It is heart wrenching and heartwarming at the same time.
Mostly I came away feeling encouraged to journal more. To leave a written legacy for those I would leave behind one day. I have dealt with so much loss during the last several year
s and memories are one thing but having something tangible to remind yourself of that persons voice is so precious.