HETHERINGTON BEYOND THE VALLEY Back Cover Material In the fall of 2003, I was left a widow. Married for forty years, and now alone, I began a journey ... a journey from the deepest grief to a pathway of hope. Out of the depths of my sorrow, I have written a book in which I have shared the cry of my innermost heart to God. God does give hope to the brokenhearted, but it hasn't been an easy journey. It takes time - for me, a long time to journey through grief, but I am learning that there is life again and also a purpose and plan as I place my trust in God. My desire is to bring comfort and hope to others who have lost a spouse, and to show that one is never alone in the journey back to living again. Carol Baker Hetherington is the widow of the Rev. James E. Hetherington, former pastor of Lighthouse Assembly of God in Cleveland, Ohio. She presently resides in Northeastern Ohio, and is an active member of Rock of Grace Family Ministries, involved in several ministries, one of which reaches out to the widow. A mother of three grown children and grandmother of four, Carol keeps busy with family, and also finds time to enjoy her interests in writing, quilting and decorating. Included also is a love of the outdoors as she enjoys walking and spending time in her gardens.