A 20-year-old 'veteran' of the Normandy landings (parachuted in behind enemy lines, very early on the morning of D-Day), Harry Read was demobilised and entered The Salvation Army's officer training college in 1947, where he met former schoolteacher Winifred Humphries. Married in 1950, they were blessed by the births of their children John, Peter (who sadly only lived for a few days) and Margaret. For 40 years Harry and Win fulfilled pastoral, training, public relations and administrative appointments in Britain, Canada and Australia as Salvation Army officers. Sadly, in 2007, Win collapsed and died. This book is based on Commissioner Read's experiences of bereavement.