Many have said that Vera's Journey reads like a storybook. Vera's Journey takes a historical look at the matriarch of a Mennonite family living in the Shenandoah Valley of Virginia, and is about relationships in family, church, and community. It is also a history of bygone years, of suffering and triumph. Some people grow grouchy and irritable as they grow older. Not so with Vera. She grew old gracefully. Complaining was not her way. She learned in some of the most difficult experiences of life to trust God. What makes Vera's story so riveting is the combination of longevity and uniqueness mixed with pain and triumph. The final triumph came when God granted her request to take her home. Her parting was a most sacred moment. It seemed she moved from one world to the next without a noticeable transition. Her trust in God was profoundly evident in that defining moment.