Sherry Boas is author of the highly-acclaimed Lily Series, which began with Until Lily and has grown into an expanding collection of novels whose characters’ lives are unpredictably transformed by a woman with Down syndrome. Her latest release is the fourth in the series: The Things Lily Knew. Sherry is also author of A Mother’s Bouquet: Rosary Meditations for Moms and the novel, Wing Tip, a unique tale of relentless love about a priest whose mother’s deathbed confession reveals a shocking family secret. Although Sherry won numerous awards in her ten-year career as a journalist for a daily newspaper, it was her vocation as a mother that would best prepare her for an author's career. For her, truth resounds and inspiration abounds in the struggles and triumphs of every-day family life. She is owner of Caritas Press, publisher of a series of rosary meditations for moms, dads, children, altar servers, teens and grandparents. Her first children’s book Little Maximus Myers (Tau Publishing), tells the tale of an altar boy too small to carry the cross who comes to understand that our limitations can bring us closer to Christ. Sherry is currently working on the fifth in the Lily Series, Things Unknown to Lily, and a novel for young readers called Billowtail, which chronicles the adventures of a band of squirrels’ on the Way of St. James in Medieval Spain. Sherry and her husband, Phil, are the joyful, special needs, adoptive parents of four warm-hearted and highly-adrenalized human beings, who make life rich beyond belief. They live in Arizona. You can find Sherry's work at LilyTrilogy.com, CaritasPress.org, CatholicWord.com and in Catholic book stores nationwide.
It is often in the struggles and the suffering that we learn the most about ourselves and God. Specifically, how much God loves us. And in that way, compared to God’s infinite love and mercy, we are all small.
Sometimes as moms, struggling day-to-day to keep our kids clean, educated, well-fed, and adequately hugged, we fail to see the big picture. And every once in a while one of our little ones gives us a glimpse at it.
It took me a while to realize I was living with a saint. Eleven years, to be exact. For some time, my daughter Teresa, who has Down syndrome, was in
I used to get the same request twenty times a day: “Mommy, can we cuddle?” It always came at the
There was a time when being in the presence of my youngest son could bring me to tears. He would
He met me in the garage, after I had just pulled in from an all-day book signing. His soulful eyes.
Editor’s Note: Today, I’m very happy to announce that talented writer Sherry Boas joins us at CatholicMom.com as our newest
Editor’s Note: Perhaps you’ve had the good fortune of reading The Lily Trilogy and are already in love with Sherry