If you’ve read my first novel, The Australian Pen Pal, you know that the main character, Rachel, stumbles on a cathedral in Sydney, Australia, and buys a rosary in the gift shop. What few people know is that Rachel’s experience is based on my own foray into a cathedral two years ago when I last traveled Down Under. (To find out why the rosary is significant, you’ll have to read the book!) After the trip, the rosary sat on my desk until this past spring when I thought it was time to…Continue
Added by Michelle Rusk (Linn-Gust) on August 8, 2011 at 2:30pm — No Comments
Today I sit knowing my life will never be the same. The places I go, the people I see all remind me of you. My reality is forever changed.
I don't know how to move on or even if I really want to. I feel a tugging deep in my soul. I believe God is attempting to open doors for me and I'm afraid to go through. Without you by my…Continue
Added by Linda Counts on August 7, 2011 at 9:32pm — No Comments
What brings you here...I am feeling pretty good today, yesterday my daughter brought a friend over with her little boys, 2 and 3 years old. They were so sweet and wanted to eat all my tootsie pops. It was a wonderful feeling having children at my home enjoying the outdoors swimming in the pool and one told me he loved me. I just met them, that in its self was glorious! God does work in many ways, he knows that I need children in my life.
I think of Mom and Dad everyday and my…
Added by Cindy Scull on August 7, 2011 at 6:18am — No Comments
It's been a year, and I still miss you as much as the day you passed away. I know I am speaking the same for Lisa.
I miss our weekly or bi-weekly phone calls. It seems at times that I almost think I should call you and…Continue
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Watching shooting stars pass through Leo’s heart
As constellations dance in a celestial waltz
Seven sisters shed tears as I mourn my…Continue
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Hi Amy, we came to visit Sat with your niece Cecelia. She is so inquisitive and kept asking, why? why? in such a cute voice to our telling her you and all those there are in heaven. Again, she asked, why?
WE dont know what to tell her, but told her GOD needed you all.
We then put a gummie bear for you and made her think you came to get it while we walked around a bit. She is so adorable and you would have loved to be with her. She looks just like you, even tho she is your…Continue
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Often after a loss in my life, I find myself digging through my mental archives trying to remember conversations and experiences with the person who just died. And many times I am disappointed at how little I remember. I can’t remember the many discussions…Continue
We adults have a lot to offer teens by way of experience so we expect teens to learn from us. And yet there are times when adults can learn from them.
When a teenager dies, it’s often a teen’s first experience with death. Teens grieve for their peers differently than adults and some of their practices are healthy. Here’s what adults can learn from teens:
Added by Robbie Miller Kaplan on August 1, 2011 at 9:00am — No Comments