When forgiveness comes it usually takes awhile and involves working through a great amount of pain. This seems to be the case of daughter Kate as she relives the hurtful moments that she encountered from both her parents. Upon the death of her mother she must deal with the lost as well as the life that was lived before. She can blame and walk in pain or choose to forgive and move forward as best she can.
Author Sabrynne McLain in her book; "When Red Is Blue", writes a beautifully detailed event of a mom who is emotionally unbalanced and an alcoholic dad who works hard to provide for his family yet loves the bottle more than them. There of course is daughter Kate that is raised in a very unstable family and yet she never gives up or blames the system. She tries to make the best of each situation that she encounters even when she is notified that her mother has frozen to death and must now prepare for her funeral.
It wasn't long afterward that Kate took her father to the doctor for tests only for him to be admitted into the hospital for additional tests and procedures. Soon Kate found out that her father wasn't going to live long and she must prepare for that. Again, Kate walks through losing a parent and all the steps involved with the funeral, grave burial as well as their belongings at their home. I was allowed to experience pain and heartache as well as the opportunity to learn how to start fresh and new in life even when dealt unhappy moments.
I found this to be a very interesting book and appreciated the author’s hard work at allowing me to follow along Kate's life in both the happy as well as the sad moments.
4 of 5 stars