OUR LAST JOURNEY: A Story of Personal Heartbreak and Eternal Hope

By: Connie J. Cumbridge
Softcover, 106 pages
ISBN: 978-0-9912301-1-2

A moving and inspiring memoir of heartache and encouragement. For 38 years, Connie had looked to her husband Earl as her spiritual rock and teacher, but never more so than during the last seven months of his life. So how could she find the courage to go on without him? Follow this couple's love story from the early years of marriage and child-rearing days, throughout the days of dealing with his rare fatal illness, and learn how precious memories and a strong faith in God continue to sustain her in this real life account, Our Last Journey.

I will lift up mine eyes unto the hills, from whence cometh my help. My help cometh from the LORD, which made heaven and earth. — Psalms 121:1-2

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What Others are Saying:

"I got your book yesterday and just finished reading it. Thank you for writing and sharing such a personal story. It made me smile, cry, and laugh . . . Thank you for reminding me not to dwell on the little bumps in the road but to cherish the little things in life and enjoy the journey."

— Cheryl Dotson Scarpitti

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CONNIE J. CUMBRIDGE was originally from Pineville, WV. After her marriage to Earl, they spent several months in Norfolk, VA, while he served in the US Navy, before moving back to the part of Kanawha County, WV, where Earl was originally from. He later served as youth leader at a small Baptist church, and then as assistant pastor for new church planting, where Connie helped with the children’s ministry and taught Sunday School. After the couple relocated to Danville, WV, Connie was employed for several years by Coal Valley News, having a variety of roles including managing editor.

Connie was the mother of two grown boys and has three wonderful grandchildren. She attended Bible Baptist Church in Danville for approximately 29 years, where she served as church clerk. She often spoke to local women’s groups, and also served as a volunteer with Hospice and the Julia Price Breast Cancer Awareness Group.

Sadly, Connie passed away unexpectedly on October 4, 2014. She will be greatly missed by all who were fortunate enough to know her.

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