Writing the book she wished she’d had | ParkRecord.com

Writing the book she wished she’d had

ANNA BLOOMOf the Record staff "The apple cart of my wonderful midlife years was turned upside down and inside out when I lost my daughter to cancer," writes Jan Jaworski.In 2001, Jaworski's daughter Karen, a former Park City resident, died of cancer that

The Jaworskis also moved from the Salt Lake City area to Park City, not too far away from where their daughter lived. They agreed they needed a change of scenery and something of a fresh start.

Jaworski confesses she still has her moments, even six years later, where she allows the melancholy in. She insists there is no timetable for grief. She resolves the concept of "normal," is fit only for the washing machine dial (a joke she found on a plaque she purchased at a store and one that now is a fixture above her washing machine.)

It was difficult to write the book, she says she had to revisit emotional experiences that she might have otherwise liked to have left in the past. However, she decided to push forward because she hoped she could support fathers, sons and friends in dealing with the loss of a loved one, or a friend who is coping with the loss of a child. "If I can help just one person," she says, "it will be worth it."

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