After the birth of her Fifth child, Lindsey O’Connor ends up in a 47-day medically induced coma after oxygen deprivation because of a bleed-out. The Long Awakening tells the story of everything she went through during this time. Although I don’t frequently read memoirs, I decided to read this book detailing the struggles Lindsey’s family and she faced dealing with the coma and then returning to her family following her coma. There were many difficult topics Lindsey addressed in this book, and her strong faith was one of the things that stood out the most for me. Her family also seemed like such a great support to her, and I especially saw this great relationship when her 18 year old daughter returned home to take care of the new baby and other children while her mother was in a coma. This book was definitely one I will recommend to others.
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