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"We’re Not Done Yet, Pop"

“We’re Not Done Yet, Pop”

Joe McQuillen and his wife Sally have experienced the devastating loss of their son, Christopher. In this follow-up book, Joe continues to share his journey, a father-and-son tale, while simultaneously finding in-roads to connection and thriving on this ability to visit with his son on the other side at various ‘thin places.’ With Chris at his side, Joe takes us from his beloved son’s gravesite to his bedroom (now Joe’s office) in Winnetka, Illinois to the Florida Gulf beaches at night where Joe has found hope and affirmation of his son’s everlasting love through shared dialogues, to In Balance Ranch Academy in Arizona, where Chris was a shining star and a leader for troubled youth, and where he also found healing and the love of an American paint horse. Through their travels and visits to thin places, we learn about both men. Navigating the roads in his Jeep with a cigar, his trusty yellow lab, a Buffalo Bills folding chair in back, and a love of music and audio books which alternately pour from the speakers, Joe is the quintessential, hard-working guy’s-guy who loves golf and a good steak, who sometimes makes “an Irish exit,” and who also happens to have a heart bigger than life itself. Their story speaks directly to you, providing courage, strength, hope, and connectivity—all delivered with a healthy dose of McQuillen humor. The words within provide comfort and solace for all of us, reminding us life is precious, and that although we may go around only once, we can continue to find connection from both sides of the veil.

We’re Not Done Yet, Pop, is fresh follow-up to his first book, My Search for Christopher on the Other Side, Joe McQuillen continues to share his difficult journey in this father-and-son tale, We’re Not Done Yet, Pop: My Lessons from the Other Side, while simultaneously finding in-roads to connection and thriving on this ability to visit with his son on the other side at various ‘thin places.’
With Chris at his side, Joe takes us from his beloved son’s gravesite where a trusted friend might sometimes leave an empty Landshark bottle to his bedroom (now Joe’s office) in Winnetka, Illinois, to the Florida Gulf beaches at night where Joe has found hope and affirmation of his son’s everlasting love through shared dialogues, to In Balance Ranch Academy in Arizona, where Chris was a shining star and a leader for troubled youth, and where he also found healing and the love of an American paint horse.

Joe’s book is an easy-to-follow guide to finding out what best connects each of us with our loved ones in spirit. Throughout the book, Joe and Christopher offer evidence that our kids are still right here, sharing in every significant event and helping us move forward and heal.