Now I Can Think Myself to Mars
Grace Hournbuckle Walker, author
When Grace Hournbuckle Walker talked for the last time with her eight-year-old son, Nathan, he shared his joyful hope and anticipation of his future in heaven with Jesus. That unforgettable exchange inspired Grace to create poetry and letters capturing elements of that conversation and the foundation of trust in God shared by mother and son. Now I Can Think Myself to Mars: A Son?s Final Goodbye, A Mother?s Journal of Renewal collects those writings and bridges the decades between that conversation and the present moment. As you read these words, you will find yourself retracing a mother?s journey of loss and renewal and reliving a boy?s deep and abiding trust in the grace of God. The first set of poems?Book 1: 1992?1997?traverses the thoughts Nathan shared with his mother and her reflections. Book 2: 1998?2008 draws in the writings of Richard T. Walker, Nathan?s father and Grace?s husband, before returning to Grace?s writings. Book 3: 2007?2013 collects inspirational writings, while Conclusion: 2013?2015 ends with letters Grace wrote to Nathan. By sharing these reflections, you will come to know how the author began to discover that ?the Lord?s mercy and favor ? has allowed me to walk my walk of faith, and to not only endure but also flourish.? At the same time, the sense of God?s grace will help you to look?with Nathan?to that day when you may join him, saying, ?Now I can think myself to Mars.?