A Joyful Miracle was written after my first Near-Death Experience of crossing over to The Other Side about a year after my father’s death. I chose some quotes from it to share.
“As I watched the life slowly flow out of my father at 8:35 a.m. the morning of October 6, 1998, I felt strangely calm and peaceful. I marveled that I could feel so calm as I heard the gurgling sound in his lungs stop and I watched him become still. I thought about this calmness at the time and have given considerable thought to it since.
“I believe my experience during his illness and death was easier because of the steps I took to prepare. I feel compelled to share it with those who may need a way to face themselves before such a life changing event. Years ago, I was a person who didn’t think I could stand it if my father died. I felt like I would go to pieces as the loss would be so great.
“I asked his Spirit not to leave his body at a couple of points in my life when I believe he had the opportunity to make his transition. I had the conscious awareness, or knowing, that if I asked, it could make a difference in him staying a while longer.
“I define “conscious awareness” as choosing to look at, and be aware of, as many meanings as possible in all that happens, and what my connection is to Spirit. My definition of “unconscious awareness” is that whatever happens I choose not to look at it or be aware of any but the most obvious meaning in it. I define “Spirit” as God or God Force or Higher Power; in other words, that Divine energy that flows to, through, and from me.
“For most of my life I called my father “Daddy” until the last two or three years when I started calling him “Dad.” This helped move him a little further from my heart so I wouldn’t hurt so badly when he was gone. It helped while he was here, but he again became “Daddy” when he was gone.”
Reggie likes it when I read to him from my books. He just snuggles down on my lap. He is my biggest support as he keeps me company while I write. Then he comes and jumps up on my lap for a bit when he thinks I need a break from writing. He is another joyful miracle. Nancy and Reggie♥