"This is a great, balanced set of reflections from someone with terminal cancer. She examines the way her community responds and her own emotions and spiritual journey - the good and the bad. It was hard to read - especially as a mother imagining myself in her place - but worth it. I need reminding that suffering is a part of our human, (and Christian), experience. It doesn't need to be ignored or explained away. It is what it is. Bowler writes from the midst of her treatment with a perspective that is realistic but somehow hopeful too. "