Dianne believed in a miracle. Her story shares how the miracle she received did not happen to her, but to everyone around her who witnessed her inspirational life. Dianne changed sorrow to laughter, and her story reflects her witty approach to living. Cancer may have taken her life, but it did not change her soul. Dianne's Blessings reflects on ways to help your loved ones with similar burdens. It shares how presence, prayer and communion inspires peace, joy and happiness. Dianne's Blessings also offers five simple conversations for your loved ones that will ease their sorrows when you pass on.
The author, Jim Sizemore, is one of many witnesses to the life of an extraordinary woman: his wife Dianne. This is his first book sharing the stories about her faith and how her life changed the faith of so many friends.
Dianne's Blessings is a moving tribute written with honesty and heart. The author digs deep and doesn't shy away from uncomfortable situations or facts, giving the account of his wife's battle with cancer credibility. Readers who have had similar experiences will immediately empathize; those who haven't will feel the roller coaster of emotion that the situation brings. The explanations of medical procedures and issues with hospitals and medical professionals (which many readers will identify with) are done in a layman's voice, making them easy to understand. The author focuses on the years of illness, bringing in enough backstory so that readers learn who Dianne and Jim are, but without bogging down the story with unneeded information. We root not only for Dianne, but for the author, whose self-effacing attitude and humor make him a powerful storyteller. The addition of the tributes from friends at the end, as well as the tips for readers, help give the story context."