The Space Between – A Memoir of Mother-Daughter Love at the End of Life
As a Bereavement Care Specialist, Dr. Virginia A. Simpson has devoted her career to counseling individuals and families grappling with illness, death, and grieving. But when her own mother, Ruth, is diagnosed in 1999 with a life-threatening condition, Virginia arranges for Ruth to move in with her--and is caught off guard by the storm of emotions she experiences when she is forced to inhabit the role of caregiver
In The Space Between, Simpson takes readers along for the journey as she struggles to bridge the invisible, often prickly space that sits between so many mothers and daughters, and to give voice to the challenges, emotions, and thoughts many caregivers experience but are too ashamed to admit.
The Space Between is a must-read, offering hope to us all that even a most contentious relationship can end with the spaces between us filled with nothing but love.
About Virginia A. Simpson (San Francisco, California Author)
Virginia A. Simpson, Ph.D., FT is a Bereavement care specialist and executive counseling director for hundreds of funeral homes throughout the United States and Canada. She is the Founder of The Mourning Star Center for grieving children and their families, which she ran from 1995 to 2005, and award winning author of The Space Between (She Writes Press, April 2016) about her journey caring for her ailing mother. Virginia has appeared on numerous television and radio programs. She holds a Fellowship in Thanatology from the Association of Death Education & Counseling (ADEC) and has been honored for her work by thr cities of Indian Wells, Palm Desert, Palm Springs, and RNcho Mirage. She lives in El Dorado Hills, CA, with her husband Bob and her Golden Retriever Shelby.