Love In The Beauty: A Memoir
Schirra Simmons, author
A beautiful testimony of love in the face of adversity and a marriage that conquers all. At age 23, Schirra Simmons found himself heartbroken and divorced, with nothing left of his relationship but full custody of his 6-month-old son. A passionate believer in the transformative beauty of marriage, Schirra was determined to build a family again; and this time he wanted a sacred union that would last. But when Schirra received a second chance at love, he never expected that his 28-year-old fiancé, Shana, would be diagnosed with cancer before they were even married. While her grim illness cast a horrifying shadow on their love story, it didn’t prevent Schirra from loving Shana to the utmost of his ability. Through their faith in God and devotion to one another, they discovered an eternal love that bore them through the greatest of challenges the human heart can endure. Journey with Schirra, Shana, and their young son as they face her diagnosis and grueling treatment and find joy in each other despite their pain. Schirra and Shana’s story is heartwarming proof that love does not require physical health to thrive; and that marriage is indeed a powerful union that can overcome all.