“I’m Retired Now, But Still Running Against the Wind”
A Gift…Only Borrowed is the compelling narrative of what it is like to be a young father shrouded by the challenges surrounding his family’s life during an extremely difficult time, the death of one of his children. Pulling you along, the author takes you through those first days in a strange place filled with anxiety, anger, uncertainty, and terror and the next several months full of one crisis after another. His recollections of the sights, sounds, and smells still linger fresh today. His story captures in real time how it feels to be standing on the sidelines watching your life slide right past you.
Does the author’s story bring easy answers to resolve this story? No. He never did find the manual. His story may give someone else taking that unfortunate, but necessary trip, a road map which may help equip them to better survive their own journey.
“A little girl came into this world a little flawed, fought bravely for four long months, but came up a little shy.” A gift…only borrowed.
Kirk Spencer is a first time writer, husband for over forty years, father of two grown children, and grandfather to seven. He is retired after forty-five years in the grocery retailing industry where he started bagging groceries in high school and ended his career as the president of a large customer focused food brokerage company.