ALWAYS REMEMBER TO BREATHE
A Mother’s Unyielding Love. A Daughter’s Diary. A God to Trust. Losing a child is one of the most heart-wrenching experiences any mother can go through. Always Remember to Breathe is a poignant true story about love, loss, and healing. Written for families who are living in conflict, these pages will carry you through the tempestuous tug-of-war between a mother’s love and her daughter’s attempt to respond to it in the face of bipolar disorder that led to addiction.
Losing a child is one of the most heart-wrenching experiences any mother can go through. Always Remember to Breathe is a poignant true story about love, loss, and healing. Written for families who are living in conflict, these pages will carry you through the tempestuous tug-of-war between a mother’s love and her daughter’s attempt to respond to it in the face of bipolar disorder that led to addiction. This is a wake-up call about the devastating impact that a household of bickering and two generations of divorce can have on a tender soul who is desperate to fill the void. Before Rachel’s untimely death, she relentlessly poured her hopes, perceptions, musings, and torments into journals. Some of her entries are included here so we can see through her eyes. These pages contain the reality of God’s sustaining grace in even the most entangled web of upheaval.
Always Remember to Breathe is an inspiring walk of faith and trust about how God can touch your life in the most difficult of times. Sharon Louth went through one of the most agonizing events a mother can experience—the loss of her daughter. She is someone who was willing to walk with God in hard places, even through places she did not understand. In reading this book you may find healing and hope in your life circumstances, just “always remember to breathe.” — Pastor Rick Betts, Crossroad Community Church, Georgetown, DE
Sharon Louth’s love for words began in elementary school when she kept winning spelling bees. She enjoys reading novels and writing in her personal journals. A business consultant by profession, Sharon instinctively knew that she would ultimately find happiness and peace by helping others. Having reached deep inside to reveal the story about life with her daughter, Sharon hopes to connect with and encourage other families who face similar challenges. She has written a family cookbook and short stories and resides in Milton, Delaware, with her husband, Lee.
I lost my daughter, Rachel, eleven years ago. Always Remember to Breathe is my story about life with Rachel. The story is true. It really happened — all of it. It is my journey. It is written for families. My hope is that you will find the book both engaging and inspirational. Its message conveys how I made it through many challenging circumstances, including my daughter’s untimely death, and became stronger in the process.
Rachel’s journals are included in the book so that you can take a look inside her world and vicariously experience her innermost thoughts and feelings. She was truly insightful.
I hope that my testimony will allow many, especially mothers, to understand that only God Himself knows what will happen next. Always have faith, no matter what you are struggling with today. God Bless You. I Love You.
A must read! Your book is an inspiration. Thank you for sharing. I will Always Remember to Breathe!
~ Ginnie Smith ~ Rehoboth Beach, DE
I absolutely loved this book! Started reading it the day I got it and couldn’t put it down! A powerfully moving story of the love between a mother and child, and a mother’s refusal to give up. The power of faith that helped that mother to help her child and got her through, when that beautiful child went to be with God. I’m so proud of you my beautiful friend. Thank you for the blessing of this very moving book.
~ C. J. Warrington ~ Lewes, DE
Thank you so much for that beautiful, inspiring book. I, too, cried until it was hard to breathe…. You are so inpsirational. I am so happy you allowed me to make the butterfly angel for you. It has a whole new meaning to me.
~ Mary Legg ~ Millsboro, DE
I just finished your book. God is beautiful, and I know Rachel was beautiful inside and out. I’s so sorry for your loss. I cannot put into words the range of emotions I experienced while reading your book. Your and Rachel’s story will help so many people. You’ve been an angel to me…you have helped me more than you’ll ever know. Sharon, you are an inspiration.
~ Melody Booker ~ Milford, DE
This is an amazing book! It is a breathtaking, beautiful, love of a devoted mother who has no limit to her support for her daughter. Sharon Louth is a gifted writer and it becomes quite clear that her daughter shares her mother’s gift. It is a testimony to Sharon’s faith and devotion to God. Thank you for sharing your pain and your
victories. This book will be a blessing to so many mothers suffering the loss of a child!
~ Virginia Griffith ~ Rehoboth Beach, DE
Rachel’s passion for writing continued all her life with notebooks, journals, scraps of paper–she captured so much of her life and emotions. Excerpts are included in the book so you can see what she was going through and have some understanding of her thoughts.