How has this ordeal affected Goldman’s faith? Did God pay a role in all this?
There are several parts in A Father's Love in which I detail events of God's presence in my life. I always had a solid belief in God. I couldn't imagine it any other way. Whether I'm in a house of worship or a church or temple – or out at sea, God has a strong presence in my life.
As long as I can remember, I have always said a prayer before I go to sleep no matter where I am and do the same when I awake. I encourage Sean to do the same – even if it's privately when he's at a friend’s sleepover.
During this long battle I never asked “Why me?” or blamed God for the suffering caused to my son, myself or our family. I just kept asking Him for help.
When Sean and I reunited on Christmas Eve, God answered my prayers and the prayers of so many others – letting us know He was always with us. We must never give up hope … and always, always believe!