What does one say on an “About” page? I’m Marc Swift and I’m 55 years old. I experienced something no parent should have to ever go through. I lost my son Josh, when he was 24 years old. There’s so much more to my story, so many twists, turns and tragedies that led to this. As a way of surviving, I wrote my book “The Coolness of Josh”
Survival, wasn’t my only reason for writing this book, I wanted to reach out to others who’ve suffered the loss of a child. I want you to know you’re not alone, there’s hope. My book doesn’t only detail loss, but a shocking discovery: abuse, attempted suicide, the edge of despair, and victorious peace.
I want to invite you to get to know me, and my beloved son, through this blog and my book.
I would not have come through this, had it not been for my faith. I myself survived a brain tumor operation at the age of 19. The doctors told my parents that within 5 years I would be dead. I was miraculously healed, but my battle had just begun.
After very difficult circumstances detailed in the book, I was divorced in 2008. At that time against all odds, a restoration took place between Josh and I before he died. I spent the next 32 months writing the book. I moved to Florida in 2013, to help my mother care for my father who suffered with Alzheimer’s.
It’s been a trying time indeed. I lean daily on my faith.
I hope to honor my son, and celebrate his life through this blog, and the book.
Will you join me on this journey? Maybe we can encourage each other.
There is truly life after death in more ways than one might first recognize.