Angels bless us with whispers of inspiration
to heighten our purpose in life.
— Jan Grover
A SIGN TO MOVE FORWARD
PENNIES FROM HEAVEN POEM
THE PINK DRESS
THE STARFISH STORY
Completing Forever Connected…A Guided Journal for a Parent Who Has Suffered the Loss of a Child” has been a difficult journey, full of many emotions. While I felt an overwhelming sadness that my son Andy was not with me on earth, I also accepted that he was with me in spirit helping me write each day. When the writing was complete, I delayed getting the journal printed with the excuse that I knew nothing about publishing. Days turned to months and I delayed moving forward.
On a trip to Amsterdam, I toured the Anne Frank House. Walking up the stairs to where she lived, I sensed her movement. Seeing the rooms where she lived during hiding and seeing her diary felt very personal. I wondered what her parents must have felt each day, trying to protect her in hiding. And then I saw a quote on the wall which was taken from her diary…
"April 5, 1944
I can shake off everything if I can write, my sorrow disappears, and my courage is reborn"
I knew it was a sign to move forward. That moment, that quote, gave me the courage to move forward with “Forever Connected…A Guided Journal for a Parent Who Has Suffered the Loss of a Child”.