This interview was recorded on Thursday, April 28, 2016.
Rhonda Hayes Curtis speaks about acceptance, healing, gratitude, and her memoir Love At The Last Minute.
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I "met" author, Rhonda Hayes Curtis, via Facebook when I saw a post about her newly published memoir, Love At The Last Minute. As soon as I saw the book's subtitle, A Mother's Journey to Courage, Acceptance, and Wisdom, I knew I needed to get this book into my hands asap. Also, I reached out to "friend" Rhonda and say, "hello." I introduced myself and explained that I was working with Jennie Nash (as Rhonda had) on my first memoir and that while my plot line is very different from Rhonda's, we share some deep universal themes. Rhonda kindly wrote me back and we started a correspondence. The rest, as they say, is history.
Here's the blurb from Rhonda's book:
Rhonda Hayes promised to give her thirty-five-year-old dying daughter, Sherry, anything she wanted. When Sherry requested that her mother sign up for a dating site, Rhonda was panic-struck. What would people think? Only nine months earlier, Rhonda's devoted husband, Greg, had died from cancer. Keeping her promise, Rhonda acquiesced to Sherry's wish. Together they completed a dating profile; moments before hitting SUBMIT, Rhonda added these words:
My daughter has terminal cancer and she is my life right now. Why would I be on a dating site? She is encouraging me to move on with my life and what a treat it would be if you had the opportunity to meet her. She is an angel.
Weeks later, Rhonda was immersed in two worlds: the exhilaration of falling in love and the despair of watching her daughter die.
Love At The Last Minute is a memoir about finding courage, acceptance, and love. It's also about how opening up to God's plan can truly bring miracles into your life.
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