Like many relationships, after eight years of marriage and two kids, Amy and Matt had drifted apart. They started fighting, lost trust and respect, and their marriage spiraled down. Instead of dealing with the problems, Amy started to drink. She lost her job, she gained weight, she neglected her children. And then one day, she went too far. Even though she knew she’d had too much to drink, she got behind the wheel of her car and in a drunken blackout crashed head first into a tree. Only when she came to—to the sounds of her daughter’s screams—did she remember . . . both her children were in the car with her. After this ultimate betrayal, Matt was done. He filed for divorce.
But this is a story of miracles.
Combining the heart wrenching blow-by-blow devastation of Beautiful Boy, and the inspiring devotion found in The Vow, From This Day Forward has all the drama of a Lifetime Movie, with a universal message for anyone who strives to love one person no matter what happens.
With heartrending honesty Matt and Amy tell a story that will keep readers on the edge of their seat. It is a story with the power to help others find the strength to take that first step in the right direction, to start a conversation with the one they love, to repair, rebuild, and restore, because once we understand the power of forgiveness, no relationship is ever past hope.
About The Authors
MATT BAUMGARDNER was born in Clearfield, PA, located in central Pennsylvania. He is the son of a public school teacher and registered nurse. He is the oldest of three siblings. Matt attended Bloomsburg University where he acquired a B.S. degree in Elementary Education. Later, he completed his Masters degree at Wilmington University with an M.Ed. in School Leadership. Matt currently teaches middle-school American history in a southeastern PA suburban school district.
AMY BAUMGARDNER is a freelance writer, mother and wife. She was born in Philadelphia and holds a Master’s degree in Educational School Counseling. Amy attributes her happiness to her faith and devoted husband. She has been sober for three years.