I have a really gifted and emotional book to share with you that is a true collection of a man's thoughts to his family while he was dying. Beautifully written and will have you crying at times, it's a rare classic that should find a home in your book collection. It's called The Legacy Letters written by Carew Papritz.
A tragedy begins. A husband and wife separate. He's dying. She doesn't know. She's pregnant. He can't return. Now he races against time--In the solitude of a mountain cabin. In a faraway mountain range.
Trying to finish . . . For his children--his captivating stories and memories, turned into practical, moral, and spiritual instructions, now their "guidebook to life." For his wife--his intimate words of great love and deep regret, now his journey of redemption, now her passage to forgiveness.
Ultimately, he gives his final gift to her, to them, and now, to us all. The Legacy Letters.
I don't know how this man found the courage to do what he did after finding out he was going to die before the year was out, but he made a decision he thought was for the best for his wife, not knowing when he left to die alone that she was pregnant with twins. When he did find out thru a friend, he proceeded to spend as much waking hours as possible writing them letters and singing songs to help them throughout their lives.
I would encourage you to read this book as it's a work in progress about a man coming to terms with knowing he is dying, trying to do the right thing and all the while knowing he will be leaving three people behind that need him. What a terrible burden that must have been for everyone involved!
By the way, if you haven't already guessed it, this is a true story and this is a sampling of some of the letters that his children agreed to share with all of us. Thanks so much for your kindness because this book will astound you in how to live each day to the fullest and be as happy as you can be.
About the Author:
Carew lives life as a series of great tests of the spirit. Born with an adventurer’s heart—a fierce and undying curiosity to see and explore the world—he takes to his challenges as if they were fatefully created just for him. He is determined to be a Renaissance Man in an age that lauds the specialist. As seen by his writings and songs in The Legacy Letters, he is fascinated with the human condition and chronicles it by immersing himself in all its endless variations.