In the Cleft Joy comes in the Mourning is a poignant memoir about loss, hope and faith even during the worst of tragedies. Dana Goodman does not gloss over the devastating journey of losing three of her family members to cancer: Her husband, son and mother-in-law.
In the Cleft is a story beyond grief, as Dana shares the goodness and sweetness of God through the times in the deepest, darkest valleys.
Time and time again she describes how God's love met her during her messiest times. Torrents of heartache crashed in on her family every day, wave upon wave of debilitating bad news. Yet, she held onto hope and never let go.
Through her journey, she discovers that in the broken moments of our lives, seeds are planted in the very rich soil of God's kindness and when those seeds are showered with his love they bear much fruit and multiply. Just when Dana thought nothing could grow in the barren waste of broken dreams, seeds began to grow into beautiful plans of love and hope. Her prayer is that the seeds from her family's journey are implanted into other's hearts so that when they walk through the valley of sorrows, they can be assured that even the most painful journey can be transformed into a love story.