As Far As I Can Step Author:Virginia Law How does a woman who has loved her husband deeply recover from the pain and heartbreak of his death? And how does she meet the temptation to be bitter? — When a woman's whole sense of identity has been wrapped up, her best creative efforts called forth in being a wife and mother - how does she find out who she is when her husband is dead? — When ... more »her husband has been the head of the house - and she was happy to have it so - how does a woman learn to function on her own?
AS FAR AS I CAN STEP is Virginia Law's story of the painful, yet creative, process of relearning about herself and life in the five years following her husband's death. Praise and pain... despair and joy... self-pity and self-consideration... courage and fear... faith and doubt - all are honestly portrayed as they were experienced. So are the moments of unmistakable divine guidance, as well as the months of confusion over what exactly God wanted her to do.
Learning how to cope with the details she had always left to her husband, how to handle and accept her emotions, how to accept herself, how to keep herself open and active in spite of the desire to bury herself in sorrow - these are the details Virginia Law recounts simply and graphically.
The author emerges from her book as a strong and vital person who has learned that God can use her as herself, not just as Burleigh Law's wife. As she shares her experiences with us, we may learn with her not only how to handle sorrow, but also how to live as mature children of God.« less