Book Review: The Marathon by Kerry Sheeran

I was given a gift. A gift from a remarkable woman. At the time I accepted her gift I had no idea just how remarkable of a woman she was. When I opened the book and saw her inscription, I felt touched by her support. It still brings chills to my body but now, even more so. Now I know. Now I know just how remarkable Kerry Sheeran is. Her story touched my heart in a very special way and she will forever be a part of my life. In all reality, if we lived any closer to each other I am certain I would call her up and take her out for a cup of coffee...more than once.

It didn't take me long to connect with Kerry as she told her story, the story of Emma, and the story of  her husband, Tom, running the Boston Marathon for Emma. You see, Emma was born just weeks before Darling Daughter. Yep, Kerry and I were pregnant at the same time and when I was in those final weeks of my pregnancy hoping that Darling Daughter doesn't decide to make her entrance on Super Bowl Sunday, Dear Hubby is a Giants fan and 2008 was their year. Tom is also a Giants fan. I told you there was a connection. Darling Daughter waited until the following Sunday and Dear Hubby got to enjoy watching his team. Kerry and Tom had a very different Super Bowl Sunday and my heart goes out to them.

I don't want to tell you the whole story as it is best coming from Kerry but I will tell you this, you will cry. You will want to reach out and hug her. You will understand many of her emotions and you will follow Tom, and their story, mile by mile along the Boston Marathon course. You will pray for Emma, keep your fingers crossed, and hope for the best. You will find sorrow, happiness, grief, and faith. But in it all, you will see and feel the human spirit.

Kerry, my deepest gratitude goes out to you for telling your story. I can't even begin to imagine the amount of strength it took to put your pen to the paper and go through it all again. I am forever grateful that you did tell your story and have faith that you, my dear, are making a very good impact on the world. You are making a positive difference. You are the voice so many parents need to hear and I mean it, I would be honored to buy you a cup of coffee one day.

Love and hugs to you and your family, Kerry. God bless!

Now for the rest of you, if you haven't read The Marathon I strongly suggest it. It is available on Amazon and on Kerry's website. A portion of the proceeds from the book go to the advancement of neonatal and prenatal care at Boston Children's Hospital. Trust me, you want to read this story!

Daily Gratitude: I am thankful for darling daughter's health.
Daily Bible Verse: Trust in the Lord with all your heart, and do not lean on your own understanding.~ Proverbs 3:5


  1. Thank you for your heartfelt review of this wonderful book. I can tell you share her sorrows with her. I have added it to my wish list on Amazon and will be buying it on PayDay. Bless your heart.

  2. Oh Nevermind...I'm buying it directly from her website! :)

    1. When I saw if you buy from her website you can get it autographed, I decided to forego the Amazon link. Enjoy the book Amy! I can't wait to hear what you think.


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