Before she died, Nancy wrote a message in her own blood beside her husband’s body: a heart shape and the letter “u.” Love you. It was a message of love for her husband and the world she was leaving, her benediction on her brief, shining life.
The killer thought he’d had the last word, but he didn’t. Nancy had the last word, and that word was love.
I wrote this book, Change of Heart, because Nancy’s message of love is still speaking into the world. It says that violence and death, heartbreak and loss, fear and brokenness never have the last word. Love does. Love redeems and transforms even the worst evil we can imagine. Love changes us; it rolled away the stone from my own heart, and freed me to reach out to the very person who took Nancy’s life. Love does the impossible.