A real-life account of one family’s uplifting story of crisis, faith, and growth
I kept playing, hardly noticing when Elisheva answered the phone. "Hello, ” she said. Then, after a pause, "Oh my gosh! What happened?” Another pause.
"Oh my gosh! Oh my gosh!”
That must be her friend Sara, I thought. To those eighth-graders, everything deserves an "Oh my gosh” or two…
But when she hung up she turned to me and cried, "Chana Rochel! That was Ahuva! She’s in the emergency room with baby Yaakov. He’s not breathing, and he has no pulse! I can’t believe it! I can’t believe it! What will we do?!”
What?! Oh my gosh! My two-month-old nephew with no pulse? I felt my heart flutter to a stop. "What do you mean?” I spluttered. "How can that be?! What happened to him?”
"I don’t know, I don’t know!”
In Hold On Tight, Chana Rochel Rubinstein shares with us the true account of her family’s journey through a heart-wrenching crisis. With her simple, straightforward style, we are immediately drawn into her family’s life, reliving their ups and downs, their challenges and pain, as well as their happy occasions and "ordinary” day-to-day lives.
By Chana Rochel Rubinstein