The Long Awakening



➡ [Epub] ➛ The Long Awakening By Lindsey O'Connor ➫ – E17streets4all.co.uk On a crisp October day in , Lindsey O Connor woke from a day medically induced coma She heard her ecstatic husband s voice and saw his face as she emerged from the depths of unconsciousness She was b On a crisp October day in , Lindsey O Connor woke from aday medically induced coma She heard her ecstatic husband s voice and saw his face as she emerged from the depths of unconsciousness She was bewildered by the people around her who looked so overjoyed and were so thoroughly attentive The Long MOBI :ò and attuned to her every move Then came the question Do you remember that you had a baby Lindsey drifted in and out of consciousness again for weeks When she finally and gradually surfaced permanently from her long submersion, she struggled to understand that the day her baby came into the world was the day she left it Her awakening was the happy ending for her family and friends the miracle they had been praying for but it was just the beginning of Lindsey s long and frightening journey toward a new realityWith visceral images and richly layered storytelling, Lindsey O Connor vividly tells the poignant true story of the struggle to reenter her world and rebuild her identity Underlying this life and death battle is a story of lost and found love, the effort to make sense of life altering events, and the continuing search for self This moving memoir paints a powerful picture of pain, beauty, and the unsurpassable gift of finally knowing who you are.The Long Awakening

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    The Long Awakening PDF ò The Long MOBI :ò true story of the struggle to reenter her world and rebuild her identity Underlying this life and death battle is a story of lost and found love, the effort to make sense of life altering events, and the continuing search for self This moving memoir paints a powerful picture of pain, beauty, and the unsurpassable gift of finally knowing who you are."/>
  • Hardcover
  • 240 pages
  • The Long Awakening
  • Lindsey O'Connor
  • English
  • 19 October 2017
  • 0800718763

10 thoughts on “The Long Awakening

  1. says:

    I came across this title on a remainder book site and thought it looked really interesting It has a high rating of 3.91 So I looked at the reviews Out of the first 13 or 14 I looked at, they were ALL of free copies except one and she knew the author I know people say that they always give an honest opinion as they are required to when given an advance or otherwise free copy but I don t buy it There are those people who freak when the Most Popular reviewer charts don t come out and say t I came across this title on a remainder book site and thought it looked really interesting It has a high rating of 3.91 So I looked at the reviews Out of the first 13 or 14 I looked at, they were ALL of free copies except one and she knew the author I know people say that they always give an honest opinion as they are required to when given an advance or otherwise free copy but I don t buy it There are those people who freak when the Most Popular reviewer charts don t come out and say that their position in the rankings affects them getting these free copies So would those same people risk those free copies by giving 1 or 2 or even 3 star reviewsthan once in a very great while Then what about some of those booksites that tout for free copies to review but charge for editing, are they going to give bad reviews So when I read 14 really good reviews in a row and they are by reviewers who got free copies or authors fellow self published authors, or friendsrelations, I just forget it I muchtrust people s reviews when they ve paid or the copy themselves, or borrowed it from a library or got it in any other way that didn t have anything to do with the author or publisher s marketing campaign.But this book has a lot of reviews and I wonder if GR isn t doing the author a disservice by featuring those ones first

  2. says:

    I cried I cringed I chuckled I cheered The Long Awakening is a raw, powerful memoir about one family s journey through crisis, and the selfless love and faith that sustains them They wrestle with the hard questions, the pain, fear, and doubt, and choose to believe in the dark times the Truth they confessed in the good times of God s goodness, His faithfulness, His grace, His power, and His presence Stick with it even if you find the writing style a bit jarring, because O Connor shares an h I cried I cringed I chuckled I cheered The Long Awakening is a raw, powerful memoir about one family s journey through crisis, and the selfless love and faith that sustains them They wrestle with the hard questions, the pain, fear, and doubt, and choose to believe in the dark times the Truth they confessed in the good times of God s goodness, His faithfulness, His grace, His power, and His presence Stick with it even if you find the writing style a bit jarring, because O Connor shares an honest, heart wrenching yet heartwarming story of the long road home from a medical trauma the beautiful rediscovery of self, family, and reality amidst and after the loss of moments and ability and ultimately the triumph of trust and hope in the face of suffering.Stick with it if for nothing else than as a poignant reminder to never take the gift of life, or love, for granted

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    This book was very hard for me to read Not because it was poorly written but because I, or any woman, could very well be in Lindsey s same spot at any time Truthfully, while I m sure Lindsey didn t feel it at the time, and probably doesn t feel that way even now, she probably would have died if this had happened 20 years ago Maternal mortality still occurs and this book highlights that fact, though the majority of us that bear children try not to think about that Through nobody s fault, an e This book was very hard for me to read Not because it was poorly written but because I, or any woman, could very well be in Lindsey s same spot at any time Truthfully, while I m sure Lindsey didn t feel it at the time, and probably doesn t feel that way even now, she probably would have died if this had happened 20 years ago Maternal mortality still occurs and this book highlights that fact, though the majority of us that bear children try not to think about that Through nobody s fault, an entire family and community is grieving and worrying when they should be celebrating the birth of a new baby I only shudder to think about this happening to somebody else with far fewer ties, help and prayers.I was really moved by Lindsey s oldest daughter, Jacquelyn, and her struggle with her faith For a girl of barely 18 who was faced with caring for her baby sister, she wondered why this had happened to her mom and why God had allowed it to happen She reconciled this in her head but I can imagine this happened to many of the friends and family members to the O Connors.O Connor also touches on the idea of miracles, with both her being and representing one It must be hard for somebody who eventually deals with post traumatic stress disorder to think of herself as a miracle or being viewed as the fact that prayer works, especially as she struggles to heal and never will be quite the same as she was before Caroline s birth.I think this book serves as an important reminder that we should always have our affairs in order and our wishes expressed to our loved ones so that we may have medical choices made in the manner that we would wish if we are unable to do so I know Lindsey s husband Tim s struggle with signing a DNR really shook me as I ve instructed my husband to not allow me to hang on in the case of brain death Lindsey was virtually on the brink of death and Tim was tortured with the fact that he may be imposing terrible pain on his wife even as he saved her life.I did enjoy this book but I do have to warn you that you will cry You will sob In fact, I m crying as I write this review The saddest part is this is real, it s not fiction, and these were real people impacted in this way I thank Lindsey for sharing her story and laying out the not so pretty parts of her ordeal, even telling us the ugly facts about her bonding experience with Caroline.I received a copy of this book in order to provide a review

  4. says:

    This is one of the most powerful memoirs and true stories I have ever read, the only one that can touch it is 90 Minutes in Heaven Ms Lindsey O Connor is a Mom of 4 kids w 1 on the way , wife, and an author She goes into labor with her 5th child and right after birth goes into emergency surgery to not awaken for 47 days She is in a coma due to brain and other issues and this is the only way she can heal Her husband was a saint and the oldest daughter also Friends and family came to the re This is one of the most powerful memoirs and true stories I have ever read, the only one that can touch it is 90 Minutes in Heaven Ms Lindsey O Connor is a Mom of 4 kids w 1 on the way , wife, and an author She goes into labor with her 5th child and right after birth goes into emergency surgery to not awaken for 47 days She is in a coma due to brain and other issues and this is the only way she can heal Her husband was a saint and the oldest daughter also Friends and family came to the rescue while Lindsey was near death This is her account and folks you do not want to miss this book I won it on shelf awareness as it just came out 10 1 13 but please buy it today, its short 234 pgs and you wont want to put it down My favorite quote was I had been lost, then found, then lost again I found a love gone missing, and now I was lost no longer Know who you are and be that AWESOME is what Ms O Conner is and I hope she writesbooks as I know she definitely could 5 Great Job Lindsey

  5. says:

    That s it, I thought use the gift offer it up, offer it out Live well, live grateful This beautiful memoir by Lindsey O Connor is honest, raw and real Oh, and inspiring The Long Awakening is a reminder of how precious life is and how faith, hope and love are just as powerful O Connor s writing flows easily page by page, with details of what she went through, as well as those closest to her her husband s role is such an example of selfless love yet, through the honest struggles and pain That s it, I thought use the gift offer it up, offer it out Live well, live grateful This beautiful memoir by Lindsey O Connor is honest, raw and real Oh, and inspiring The Long Awakening is a reminder of how precious life is and how faith, hope and love are just as powerful O Connor s writing flows easily page by page, with details of what she went through, as well as those closest to her her husband s role is such an example of selfless love yet, through the honest struggles and pain I was reminded of beautiful hope and the power in that She truly is a storyteller You don t have to be a mom to be touched by this story i.e me I can t imagine going through something like this, but the strength of Lindsey, her husband, their other children and friends is proof that miracles can and do happen.I recommend this book and hope you ll pick up a copy Thank you Revell for the review copy in exchange for my honest opinion Originally posted

  6. says:

    Five stars for content, but I knocked a star off because I found the author s narrative and sentence structures difficult to follow at times I read this at a very difficult time in my life, and I greatly appreciated the author s raw honesty about the trauma she and her family faced during her brush with death and her long recovery She wrote several lines that really struck home But a human is capable of the most sincere awe and gratitude for their life, while also grieving over hidden loss Five stars for content, but I knocked a star off because I found the author s narrative and sentence structures difficult to follow at times I read this at a very difficult time in my life, and I greatly appreciated the author s raw honesty about the trauma she and her family faced during her brush with death and her long recovery She wrote several lines that really struck home But a human is capable of the most sincere awe and gratitude for their life, while also grieving over hidden loss I think this is an answer to all those who tell the suffering to cheer up and think how much worse so and so has it Yes I m thankful for the good I have, but this doesn t wash away my grief from what I have lost And another, I didn t find the meaning of what happened to me, I found meaning in it

  7. says:

    I had a feeling, a hope that this memoir would be well written, and I was not disappointed O Connor is a journalist and knows how to write Even after a debilitating coma which left her with many long lasting and perhaps life long handicaps, her ability to write, to tell her story, is intact, thankfully She does a great job describing the medical, emotional and spiritual challenges that arose from her ordeal An easy, quick read, but not shallow at all Very inspiring.

  8. says:

    Having recently lost a good friend to a brain injury, I found a lot of healing in this book In particular, it gave me such a wonderful insight into how a person in a coma would feel Obviously, it is different for every person, but this book gave melove and respect for my friend who is now with Jesus then I can put into words I found it very interesting to read about the long term effects of a coma I would recommend this book to anyone who has a close friend or family member suffering f Having recently lost a good friend to a brain injury, I found a lot of healing in this book In particular, it gave me such a wonderful insight into how a person in a coma would feel Obviously, it is different for every person, but this book gave melove and respect for my friend who is now with Jesus then I can put into words I found it very interesting to read about the long term effects of a coma I would recommend this book to anyone who has a close friend or family member suffering from a brain injury

  9. says:

    I d never heard of the author, but her memoir came with stellar reviews and sounded like a fascinating storyline, so I grabbed it on a whim I haven t been disappointed But neither was I prepared for it to be such an emotional read I should have expected it, after my own high risk delivery The line, You know, some women still die in childbirth undid me, and I ve read the rest with tears often spilling over.

  10. says:

    A first person account of experiencing birthing a child, a coma, and a harrowing near death medical journey is what you will find in The Long Awakening Lindsey O Connor tells her story with a vulnerable truth that sets you contemplating your own questions to God She relies on her husband, children, friends, and the medical community to share her miracle return to life She feels as though it is their miracle as she was not awake to experience it herself She writes Every morning in my few A first person account of experiencing birthing a child, a coma, and a harrowing near death medical journey is what you will find in The Long Awakening Lindsey O Connor tells her story with a vulnerable truth that sets you contemplating your own questions to God She relies on her husband, children, friends, and the medical community to share her miracle return to life She feels as though it is their miracle as she was not awake to experience it herself She writes Every morning in my few moments of solitude before the staff came in or the visitors arrived, I d take in the life giving sun, then feel the dread roll over me, as helpless to stop it as I was to pull back the covers and spring out of bed But how could I dread another day of life that I came so close to not having How dare I Won t God strike me right then and there as an ungrateful slug How could I dread the gift of a day when there was so much joy, thankfulness, and praise around me and admit that I was any less thankful and joyful than everyone else who came to visit How could I dread minute followed by minute, no matter how hard, after all the torment everyone I loved had just suffered through So I told no one Her heroic, courageous recovery and the reclaiming of her motherhood leaves you thankful for what you have It is not an easy road She s totally honest about her struggles, her horror at her near death, and her deep desire to bond with her baby girl whom others raised while she lay in the hospital Her faith in God goes beyond its borders to move through each day Because of my own chronic pain and illness I related to her in many ways and found some answers to some of my own quests I highly recommend this book of hardship and hope A Long Awakening is a good read

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