Evelyn Lyons was a talented poet who had a tragic life and died of cancer at the age of 58. These letters to God were written in the last year of her life as she was suffering the ravages of her illness while also trying to cope with a range of family and financial problems. Each letter was written on a small piece of paper folded and placed in a box – similar to the prayers written and placed in the Wailing Wall in Jerusalem.
The letters convey her fear, loneliness and despair – but also her indomitable faith, gratitude to God and hope for the future. It is the hope of the family that they can offer some inspiration to readers undergoing similar challenges in their lives.