"It's a powerful memoir of a mother's undying love, faith, family, challenges, and the profound human spirit." --Joan Marineau, Licensed Mental Health Counselor
One phone call shatters Marcie's life--her son Hunter had suffered a psychotic episode that landed him in a mental hospital thousands of miles away. But even after he's home and seemingly on the road to recovery, the voices in his head direct him to kill his parents and throw himself in front of a moving vehicle. It seems more than Marcie can bear, but by the grace of God, she and her family usher Hunter, and each other, through his psychotic breaks and the dire aftermath. But every day is a balancing act, one in which they never know which side they'll land.
Written from her mother's heart, Marcie doesn't sugarcoat the effects of drug abuse and mental illness, tackling head on the shame and seclusion that accompanies the life-changing diagnoses. Infused with grace and mercy, Shattering offers hope to those who face challenges that seem insurmountable.