Tricia Lott Williford is a remarried widow, a writer, teacher, reader, and thinker. Thousands of readers join her each morning for a cup of coffee as they sign online to read today's funny, poignant stories that capture the fleeting moments of life. With raw transparency, honest grief, laughable joy, and a captivating voice, she shares the hard pieces of her story—and the redemption God offers in the midst of it. Tricia is the New York Times Bestselling author of many books, including This Book Is For You; Just. You. Wait.; You Can Do This; And Life Comes Back; and Let’s Pretend We’re Normal. She collects words, quotes, and bracelets, and she lives in Denver with her husband and two sons. You can get to know Tricia through her regular posts at tricialottwilliford.com and on her podcast, Let’s Talk Soon.
My first book, written in the long winter of my soul as it finally unfolded into spring. The story of when my husband was sick for twelve hours, died in my arms, and what happened the next day, and the day after that... as I navigated a world gone wrong, now as a widowed single mom of two preschoolers without their dad.
A Memoir of parenting my young boys through the deep loss of their dad, of pretending we were brave and normal until it began to feel like we could be. A book for moms in the trenches of raising the littles, of long days of a million questions, of finding herself.
A sidestep away from grief and single parenting, this book is a tale of confidence - how I found it, and how you can, too. In this memoir, I wrote about the first bully of my life, learning who gets a seat at my table and airtime in my head, and how a confident girl sets boundaries and claims her story. Oh, this book was such a joy to write.
Patience, Contentment, and Hope for Everyday
A memoir of waiting, of believing God is for you even when you cannot see what he's doing. Plants take root long before the bud pokes through the ground; things are happening that you cannot see. In this book, I am honored to tell the story of my husband Peter, how we each faced miracles that shaped our faith. He begged and pleaded with God from a desperate place in a jail cell, and God told him yes. The miracle is that he was set free. I begged and pleaded with God from a desperate place on my bedroom floor, and God told me no. The miracle is that my faith stayed intact at all.
Most of us have complicated feelings about the Bible. We don’t understand it. Or we’ve been hurt by people who use it. Or we want to love it, but we don’t know how. Most of us feel like we’re reading something written to somebody else.
If you’re in that place, this book is for you.
"My name is Tricia, and I haven't always loved the Bible. I mean, I wanted to love it. I felt like I should love it. But I spent a lot of years of my life feeling like I was reading something meant for someone else.
That sounded like the opening sentence of a twelve-step program, I do realize. But I have a growing awareness of a tiny black pearl of a secret, and I suspect a lot of us are carrying it: In our private heart of hearts, many of us secretly feel like the Bible is boring. It seems to be irrelevant, questionable, meant for someone else living a much holier or more religious life than ours. That kind of secret doubt can make us feel like we need an anonymous support group fueling its members with acceptance and strong coffee.
Here’s me raising my coffee cup. Cheers."