“This was a truly touching story!! Loved every page of the book. Wish there hadn't been so many grammatical errors.”see full review » see other reviews »
“This was a truly touching story!! Loved every page of the book. Wish there hadn't been so many grammatical errors.”Cranberry 79 wrote this review Saturday, November 17, 2012. ( reply | permalink ) Was this review helpful? Yes | No
“The Milestone Tapes to me was so sad that I was not sure if I would be able to finish. I am such a crybaby when it comes to anything sad. Since this was a review book I stuck with it and I am really glad that I did. I think I cried through at least half of it but that was ok because I found the story to be very powerful and uplifting.
Jenna and Gabe are professional people and have an established life, beautiful home and decide it is time to have a child, even though they have been married for a long time. They have a beautiful daughter, Mia, who is three when Jenna is diagnosed with cancer. She ends up going through fours years of treatment until it becomes inevitable and she is told she has maybe 6 months to live. She decides to stop treatment so she can devote what time she has left with her husband and daughter.
Jenna wants to prepare Gabe and Mia for life without her so she decides to create a set of tapes for Mia with words of encouragement and advice for Mia when she hits milestones in her life, such as graduating high school/college, falling in love for the first time, getting married and having a child of her own among other things.
Even though this story is about death, dying and the aftermath that a family lives through after a loved one passes away, it is also about moving on. I really enjoyed this book and highly recommend it...”