In a sense, it was because I wrote it as a gift to my parents to let them know how much they inspired me through their strength and courage. The premise is that when parents lose a child, they are like the broken glass in the lake or ocean. Although broken because of their pain and the constant beating from the waves of grief, illness, tragedy, and loss might feel like they are wearing them down but instead...this constant beating transforms them into a stronger and more beautiful version of themselves.
I can't understand first hand how they feel but as a daughter who watched her parents suffer a parents' worse nightmare, in addition to the gray hairs and pain, I saw and see strength, courage, patience, dedication, and beauty.
When the Waves Subside: There is Hope is dedicated to my parents and any parent who has lost a child. You are heroes and in so many people's prayers...never give up.