“There is always work to be done in the waiting. Sometimes the work is hands on and physical, and other times it is a solitary journey of soul searching. Sometimes the work is a discipline of noticing, a practice of being alert and aware; sometimes it is about being patient, loving, and present. But when we choose to surrender to the moment, when we seek to believe this moment is part of a larger story, and when we embrace the ache of the longing, the wait is never wasted.”
~ Tricia Lott Williford
You Can Do This is so refreshing. With inspiring and funny stories, Tricia helps you exchange fear for faith. She leads you to a place where you can deal with the bullies who have tried to steal your confidence―the ones around you and the ones inside you. Read this book and live as the confident girl and mighty warrior who God intended you to be. – Jennifer Dukes Lee, Author of The Happiness Dare and Love Idol
They say life doesn’t come with an instruction manual, but I think “they”―the authors of such platitudes―have yet to read You Can Do This. The wise, quirky voice of Tricia Lott Williford is the one I want to hear. I want to hear it when I don’t feel as though I’m good enough. I want to hear it when I feel afraid of what the future might hold. I want her voice in my ear when I meet someone who’s unkind. As you read You Can Do This, listen for the gentle voice of God’s life-giving Spirit breathing through the words on each page.
– Margot Starbuck, Author of Small Things with Great Love
“Tricia Lott Williford’s book reminds us it often takes a thick darkness to make known the light. And Life Comes Back is a candle that will light your path.”
— Donald Miller, New York Times best-selling author of Blue Like Jazz
“Tricia Williford’s brave, exquisitely wrought book is an act of stunning generosity. It is a story of grief, yes, but also of how love, language, and work can give us back to ourselves, even after enormous loss, and can push us out of brutal darkness into the glorious, ordinary light of every day.”
— Marisa de los Santos, New York Times best-selling author of Belong to Me and Falling Together
“I once complained I had no shoes until I met a man who had no feet.” Tricia Lott Williford’s story certainly helps to put my woes in perspective. A thirty-one widow with two preschoolers, she bravely tackles life’s everyday battles with God as her only Teammate. Near the beginning of this book, she states her modest goal for it: to tell some stories from her jouney as a mom. This is not a parenting book; it is a collection of survival tales. Like a young Chonda Pierce, Tricia shares her simple stories with a delightful sense of humor and keen observation. She says things like, “Preschool soccer teams look a whole lot like a litter of puppies toppling over one another to be the first one out of the cardboard box.” And, about firemen and paramedics, “I am seriously pretty sure handsome is in the job description.” Because of her mommy courage and determination to press on, the reader can’t help but to root for Tricia and her earnest faith.
~ Peter Travis, Amazon review