Arlita Carter was forty-five years old when she was diagnosed with breast cancer. After receiving and surviving that devastating diagnosis, she believed she had already experienced the darkest time of her life. Sixteen years later, life proved her wrong. Just as she was looking forward to and in the midst of planning her fortieth wedding anniversary celebration, her worst nightmare became a reality.
The unexpected and tragic loss of her husband and the subsequent end of her marriage plunged her into a deep darkness that shook her to her very core and sucked all the light out of her world. She was forced to reexamine her life, all her hopes and dreams, and face a very uncertain future.
Dark to Light is an intimate sharing of her transition from an all-consuming grief, pain, self-doubt, and fear to healing, courage, self-confidence, and empowerment. It is an invitation to join her on a journey that leads her by the grace of God to pick herself up and start over. It is the story of how with the loving support and prayers of family and friends, she put the broken pieces of her life back together, pulled herself out of the darkness, and rediscovered the light—her light. It is her profound hope that the sharing of her journey will enlighten, encourage, inspire, and bless all those who read it.