"Eva not breathing. Pray."
That text message was Mel Lawrenz's entry into the harsh reality of losing his thirty-year-old daughter. Things would never be the same. How could he and his family cope with this devastating loss? You or someone you care about may have experienced a terrible, unexpected loss. You are stunned, shocked, leveled. You feel surges of sadness and fear. You have questions and regrets. You keep wondering "what if . . . ?" These are common experiences of anyone whose life has been turned upside down by a traumatic loss. In this narrative of grief, Pastor Mel Lawrenz chronicles how his family struggled to survive the sudden death of their beloved daughter. In raw, vivid episodes, he describes the immediacy of the pain and the uncertainty of what comes next. In the agony of loss, Lawrenz apprehends the realities of love and life and offers insights on how any of us can arrange our life priorities before tragedy hits. You are not alone. You too can find a way forward.