China tableware is often reserved for special occasions, as it is generally expensive and not intended for daily use. Author Lana M. Tatom, on the other hand, believes every day is a special occasion. In her new book, “Packing Grandma's China: A Journey to Heaven” (published by Balboa Press), Tatom tells the story of her Grandma’s china, and the importance of memories.
Tatom’s grandmother gave her a set of china more than 20 years ago. Over the years, Tatom has packed up and moved her grandmother’s china 13 times. She was inspired to begin writing as she packed her grandma’s china while going through the grieving process, which caused her to reflect on life, make drastic changes to overcome obstacles and heal from the past. Throughout “Packing Grandma’s China,” Tatom reminisces on the many moments she shared with her grandmother, reflecting on the importance of each day.
Tatom uses her grandmother’s china daily. This helps her remember her grandmother, living each day focused on intention and purpose. She hopes her book will inspire readers to do the same, and prompt them to share their stories. She invites readers to share their stories with her at http://www.ajourneytoheaven.com.
“Each day in life is a special occasion to use your china,” Tatom writes. “Your life has a purpose and your story is worth sharing. We are all on this journey together… keep growing, learning and changing.”
Tatom will be featured on Hay House Radio. More information is available at http://www.ajourneytoheaven.com.