The Story Behind the Story in Catherine West’s novel The Things We Knew

4 comments Posted on July 25, 2016

07.25 MTL Intersection


  • 07/25/2016
    Mary Ellis said:

    What beautiful sentiments, Catherine, and a well-written essay. I, too, lost my mother long before I was “ready” (at 33) and I still miss her to this day. Probably a woman is never ready to let go of her mom. Thanks so much for taking me down memory lane today.

  • 07/25/2016
    Catherine West said:

    Thanks, Mary. Yes, I don’t think we are ever ready to lose a parent. There is a hole that will never be filled, but the memories are good.

  • 07/28/2016
    Bonnie Roof said:

    Beautiful post, Cathy – and so true!! There is always hope through Him. I’ve been blessed to have my mother this long (she’s 91 years old), so sorry you lost yours so soon. I depend on Him to get me through all life’s trials, including the gradual loss of my mother to Alzheimers.

  • 09/03/2016
    Veronica B. said:

    Reading your new book now and enjoying it immensely. My mother passed in 2000, she was a young 78 years old…I still miss her so, and believe that I always will…Thank God that “…we do not grieve as those that have no hope…”


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