Big Shoes: A Young Widowed Mother’s Memoir is the compelling story of Lisa Bradshaw and her husband Wesley, who met as children and were married more than 10 years before his death in 2004. Big Shoes is a raw and candid look at the breaking hearts of two people in love, fighting for the life they had built with their young son. The couple struggles as they courageously navigate his mysterious illness and attempt to prepare Lisa and their young son for a life without Wesley. Bradshaw shares the extreme lows and eventual triumphs that follow his death, including her new life as a widowed single mother; dating for the first time since college; crossing the abyss of grief; and forming a non profit organization, helping bring people to their own purpose. Big Shoes is not just a story of death and loss, it is about prevailing and finding true happiness, not in spite of what happens to us but because of what happens to us.
“Lisa thinks and talks and writes with her heart.”
—JEFFREY ZASLOW, co-author The Last Lecture
“While Lisa Bradshaw writes of her husband’s death in Big Shoes, what we really experience in these pages is the journey of her own rebirth.”
Say I love you. Call an old friend. See your doctor. Go explore. Become an organ donor.