The book Braving the Clouds is the journey of a mother whose son suffers from schizophrenia. A journey that started suddenly, as though out of the blue, but its a journey that seems to see no end. The agonizing pain, the heart-wrenching moments, the trials, and the tribulations of a mother who has no option but to be a witness to this harrowing mental disorder of her son. The denial and subsequently the acceptance. Acceptance of an illness that is treatable but not curable. Acceptance that brings in its tow the various paths she treads upon to see her son free enough from this illness, to be able to lead a normal life. Acceptance which imparts to her the strength and the tenacity to somehow, anyhow break the shackles of this illness around her son. The journey, no matter how agonizing or difficult has not been able to break the hope she clings onto for her son. It is not her intention to give a detailed account of Schizophrenia since a lot of material is available on the Internet regarding this illness. She wants to share her experiences which she has gathered en route, with those in a similar situation like hers. If shes able to touch the life of even one person through her book, the purpose of writing this book will be achieved. Touching other lives is one of the many things of which life is all about.