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Wednesday, July 23, 2008


I confess I search the engines much too much. I suppose I'm hoping to see Rain Song reviewed in more places. Anxious for the world to get its hands on my little novel, I wait. Pub date has never been so close. Yet, I am constantly looking for more book-related action.

As I searched today, I came across The Compassionate Friends' chapter in Leesburg, Virginia's newsletter. I had almost forgotten I wrote this tiny piece for my former e-zine, Tributes. How nice to know that the words about my son Daniel still linger around the Internet, perhaps helping others. Strange, but today, with just over a month to go until we celebrate yet another birthday without him (August 25th he would be 16), my words bring me comfort. I hope there will be meaning in them for you as well.

What I've Learned Since I Last Held Your Hand

- Cemeteries don't scare me anymore

- I live the best I can

- I cannot expect to be always understood

- Making time to cry is important

- The stars seem closer to me now

- A friend who can cry with me is worth more than gold

- Remember to tell those you love, "I love you", often

- Butterflies are peaceful and calm; taking time to watch them brings comfort

- Living life is like viewing a morning glory - you have to be wanting and waiting to see the beauty

~Alice J. Wisler, In memory of Daniel Wisler

1 comment:

Nimkee's Mum said...

Alice, I was surfing around this morning and came across your name. I did a google search to find out more about you, and had hoped to find a link to the e-zine Tribute. What caught my eye was a link to this blog. I have been reading and when I came to this post I just had to reply.

I don't know your story, but will definitely be picking up a copy of your book. The cover is absolutely beautiful and captivating!

It's been just 16 months since my little one left me for the Great Beyond, and I am finally at a point where I know I have to face the pain of his loss. I know it won't be easy but I've been avoiding it long enough. I haven't read any other books about grief or healing as this too has been part of the avoidance.

I look forward to reading yours, and will keep an eye on your blog. I feel inspired today!

I love to help others, and there's always time for that....but no time like the present to help myself!

Thanks so much :O)

Love, Peace, & Nimkee blessings,
Melissa Roy--^Angel^Bennett-Chadlen & ^Angel Noah-Alexander's proud mum