In a Heartbeat: A Tale of Reflection, Faith, Hope, and Resilience from Christian Faith Publishing author Dominic Murgido is a personal account of his story involving the incomprehensible loss of his wife and all that surrounded him as he navigated his life going forward.
Dominic’s book provides a true sense of reflection and resilience during his grief journey. This memoir follows the story behind his written reflections in his first book, Miss Your Forever, and includes additional entries from his personal journals.
Follow the author with the support of his dog, Hal, from his worst day of despair with the death of his wife through multiple choices, changes, and risks he encountered to the triggers, signs, and phases that he experienced while relying on faith and hope towards a new beginning.
In a heartbeat, everything can change.
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IN A HEARTBEAT documents a tale of a grief journey like no other concerning the fatal vehicular accident that took the life of a mother and wife while she was on her way to work to the horror, challenges, and thoughts experienced by her husband as he navigated through his new life without her. This sudden unexpected death of his spouse caused by a distracted driver shocked family, friends, and the community to the core. Follow his path of uncertainty as the author begins to cope with the loss of his soul mate through time and ask questions that there are no answers to.
IN A HEARTBEAT follows a grief time line through heartache and sorrow that began more than a decade ago. The author discusses topics that include choices, risks, regrets, triggers, signs, and resilience. He also provides insight through the sharing of actual entries from his personal journal while experiencing the grieving process.
IN A HEARTBEAT details the companionship and support of his wife’s dog, Hal, that comforted and consoled him throughout his life without her. After years of therapy, support groups, and multiple moves, the author was grateful that Hal was present to help him through choices made and risks taken in an attempt to move forward. As time moved on another painful loss plummets him into a downward spiral of rekindling grief. The author begins a second grief journey requiring additional help and support to pull him through this new reality that he must acknowledge and accept as he continues on with his life.
IN A HEARTBEAT, A Tale of Reflection, Faith, Hope, and Resilience explains the adversity one man faced after losing the love of his life. Relying on faith and hope he is guided towards survival through self-discovery. While praying and hoping for a positive life change, the author searches for comfort, peace, and grace in his new beginning of life’s journey and realizes that the only way to move forward was through prayer, forgiveness, and helping others.
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In a Heartbeat is a memoir that includes the complete story behind the reflections that were in Miss Your Forever covering a thirteen year span of time. Additional entries from my personal journals are included as are my thoughts on topics including choices, risks, signs, triggers, regrets, and resilience.
Hal was my wife’s dog. Unfortunately, she only had three years with him before her death but during that time the bond they shared was very noticeable. She trained Hal in many ways through various programs but the one they both excelled in was therapy training to help those less fortunate. Ironically, he became my therapy dog to help me with her loss as I was to help him with the loss of his master. His presence, love, and support were never ending and he was always there for me in my worst moments and during times of choices and taking risks. I could not have come this far without him. Hal was one of my lifesavers.
This book is a tale of my grief journey that seemed impossible in the beginning but through reflection, faith, hope, love, prayer, and the unconditional love of a dog, I was able to become resilient over the years. The title is saying life is fragile and short and, in a heartbeat, it’s over. Capturing that feeling that life is short and how to recover through faith, hope, and resilience is the message as well as you are not alone in your grief journey.
In providing an image, I thought of a single lit white candle in the center of the cover providing light. The focus is on the candlelight and how light provides us with faith, hope, goodness, prayer, renewal, and joy. The candlelight is the only part of the cover in color.
A white candle is associated with peace, enlightenment, spirituality, resilience, healing, blessing. By keeping a candle lit in remembrance, the memory lives on and is still burning brightly. Light gives Life.
“I am the light of the world. Whoever follows me will not walk in darkness, but will have the light of life.” John 8:12
You can contact Dominic Murgido via email, phone or Facebook.
Dominic is available for speaking engagements concerning the grieving process, book signings, and meet the author events.