A Love That Could Not Wait: The Remarkable Story of Knights of Baha’u’llah Catherine Heward Huxtable and Clifford Huxtable
by Jack McLean
One Voice Press: Essex Maryland, 2016 (currently being carried by the Baha’i Publishing Trust of the United States), 248 pages
- At a college freshman dance, Cliff Huxtable spotted a lovely young lady sitting across the room. Approaching her to ask for a dance, he saw to his dismay that she sat in a wheelchair. Unsure what to do next, he cut in on a fellow-student who was dancing with one of the lady’s friends. “Come over and meet her,” the friend invited. “She is just like everyone else.”
The young lady was Catherine Heward, confined to a wheelchair because of muscular dystrophy. Doctors had given her twenty years to live. Against all odds, she and Cliff would marry, travel the world during Shoghi Effendi’s great Baha’i pioneering project of the Ten Year Crusade, adopt a teenager and have a son, all before Catherine’s death at the age of thirty-five.
“A Love That Could Not Wait” is a remarkable testimony to the indomitable human spirit and the mysterious ways of God.
Note: the order of the front and back matter of this online version differs slightly from the printed version of the book which is available from the Bahá’í Publishing Trust of the U.S., but the text is the same as the published version.