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