Miraculous Moments: True Stories Affirming That Life Goes on


Does life continue after death? Will we ever be reunited with loved ones? Does love ever die?

Heartfelt testimony to the eternal nature of the human spirit can be found in this collection of eighty-eight true stories from people who have seen, heard, and felt love from their family, friends, and acquaintances in spirit. The author, a hospice nurse, shares the wisdom she has gained from nearly twenty years of working with the dying and bereaved....

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Does life continue after death? Will we ever be reunited with loved ones? Does love ever die?

Heartfelt testimony to the eternal nature of the human spirit can be found in this collection of eighty-eight true stories from people who have seen, heard, and felt love from their family, friends, and acquaintances in spirit. The author, a hospice nurse, shares the wisdom she has gained from nearly twenty years of working with the dying and bereaved.

Told with courage and warmth, these vivid firsthand accounts—of receiving signs, messages, and even hugs from family members who have crossed over; encounters with angels; near-death experiences; and visits from the spirits of beloved pets—offer hope, reassurance, and comfort to anyone who is mourning a lost loved one or has ever wondered if life goes on.

"Miraculous Moments will help many who need reassurance that life is a circle and the best is yet to come." —Louis E. LaGrand, PhD, CT, Bereavement Counselor and author of Love Lives On and Messages and Miracles

"The personal stories are well written and sincere. Very compelling." — Robert D. Lessle, MD, Author of Angels in the ER

"Miraculous Moments is such a beautiful and easy read, but one that asks you to sit quietly, to breathe in the Spirit of each encounter with God and then to meditate on its message for a good long while. This is not a book that one reads only once, or all at once, but rather one that draws us back, time and again, for the nourishment it offers through each and every story. The all powerful, all loving, infinite Creator of the Universe makes His presence known in the most simple and exquisite ways, over and over again throughout Miraculous Moments. He remains gently hidden in a flower, a chance meeting, a beautiful sunset and the heartfelt language of love, spoken between friends." — Trudy Harris, RN, Author of Glimpses of Heaven: True Stories of Hope and Peace at the ENd of Life's Journey

"Not only does this book offer hope and consolation for the grieving, it provokes thought on the finality of death as society generally views it." —Library Journal

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780738721224
  • Publisher: Llewellyn Worldwide, Ltd.
  • Publication date: 7/28/2010
  • Pages: 280
  • Sales rank: 786,320
  • Product dimensions: 5.90 (w) x 8.90 (h) x 1.00 (d)

Meet the Author

Elissa Al-Chokhachy, MA, RN, CHPN, FT has been working with the dying and the bereaved for almost two decades. She graduated with a Masters of Art in Thanatology: Death, Dying and Bereavement. Al-Chokhachy is the recipient of the Boston College Alumni Award for Excellence in nursing and the Dr. William B. Stevens Award for the nurse who enjoys her work the most. She is the author of two children's books and is a certified hospice nurse and a fellow in thanatology. The author resides in Massachusetts.

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Table of Contents

Acknowledgments xv

Introduction xvii

I Signs 1

Special Delivery Jane Harris 2

Roses Elissa Al-Chokhachy 4

L'Dor V'Dor: Messages from Generation to Generation Cheryl Finkelstein 5

Baba's Field of Flowers Brianne Duff 10

My Traveling Companion Jean Bajek 12

Our 9/11 Hero Debora L. Hayes 14

Through the Eyes of a Cat Elissa Al-Chokhachy 19

The Quarter Man Linda Lecolst 20

The Missing Bucket Barbara Scuderi 23

A Birthday to Remember Leila Milley 26

The Moose Sighting Sandra Mcdonough 29

Blackbird Has Spoken Dannielle Genovese 32

Having Fun in the Sun Lisa Brown 34

The Blue Heron Jean M. Wood 38

A Clear Sign Elissa Al-Chokhachy 42

2 The Light 45

God's Love Elissa Al-Chokhachy 46

Giff's Comforting Light Penny Wigglesworth 48

Beams of Love Martha A. Brine 51

The Final Gift Mary Ellen Whalen 56

Peace Elissa Al-Chokhachy 61

3 Visions 63

For My Dad, with Love Marilyn Freeman 64

Tanika Glenda Whiddon 68

A Mom's Love Lives On Karen Veronica Hurd 70

A Promise Kept Libby Potter 72

I'm Still Missing You Maryjane W. Seeley 75

I Remember Mama Anne Bruno 78

Brilliant in Sepia Denise Kahn 80

Little Grandma Julie Evans 83

April Fools Carol Costello 84

Dad at the Drive-In Susan Beetem 87

4 Smells 89

Morning Toast Libby Potter 90

Eagles and Roses from Dad Candice M. Sanderson 93

Loving Presence Ann Moore 97

Waiting for the Tulips to Bloom Becky Childers 101

5 Sounds 105

Tenderly Sally Miller 106

Lyeva Yulia Vershinina 109

No Need to Worry Keri Bodwell 111

Ninety-Nine Brianne Duff 114

Maternal Serenade Barbara Brien 117

Birthday Shopping Lori Monaco 120

A Farewell Visit Anne Bruno 121

Safe Arrival in Heaven Linda Lockwood 122

Sisters Nancy Connelly 125

Symphony of the Heart Denise Kahn 131

6 Touch 139

The Kiss Goodnight Vinette Silvers 140

A Memorable Hug Mariflor Maulit-Uva 144

A Friend for Life Elissa Al-Chokhachy 148

Mother's Hug Hannah Marie 150

The Gift Rami Al-Chokhachi 153

A Comforting Presence Susan Beetem 159

A Last Hug from Mom Carol Dullea 163

7 A Sense of presence 167

Gifts from Big Daddy Phillip G. Crabtree, JR 168

I Am Always with You Dana Peters-Ventrillo 171

The Rainbow Follows the Storm Joan M. Lunn 172

Time to Move On Jane Potter 175

8 Dreams 179

A Comforting Call Lorraine Angel 180

My Prayers Were Answered Patrick Gadsby 183

In His Own Way Pam Koehler 187

Grams Patti Alden 190

A Night of Remembering Laura Settle 193

A Surprising Goodbye Irene M. Tomkinson 195

Transition Linda Scott 197

Forgiveness from Dad Kerry Kidger 199

Bumps in the Road Wendy Bonner Spicer 203

A Chance to Say Goodbye Danielle Pelletier 207

Comforting Reassurance Marianne Withington 211

Grandpa's Goodbye Karen Thwing 213

Farewell for Now Goldyn Blanco 214

Saying Goodbye to My Dad Eleanor Casey 216

A Family Affair Lori Monaco 218

A Day of Remembrance Archford Bandera 220

Still Watching Over Us Phyllis Standi 223

It Will Happen Dianna Fisher 226

9 Angels 231

Daryl's Angels Candice M. Sanderson 232

An Angel in Uniform Richard M. Wainwright 235

Somebody's Angel Teresa Delaney 237

A Kind Messenger Marie Thomas 239

Eric's Angel Deborah Brent 241

My Guardian Angel Joan Meese 243

Queen of the Castle Patricia Margaret Nelson 245

Papa's Bringing Me the Moon Brigitte Perreault 248

10 Near-Death Experiences 253

The Other Side Elissa Al-Chokhachy 254

Going Home Patricia Margaret Nelson 256

Something Beyond the Physical Dianne Kessler-Hartnett 260

Babe, Don't Leave Me Brian Walsh 262

11 The Circle of Life 269

The Circle of Life Tracey L. Coleman 270

My Beloved Baba Ibelle Fouladvand Sebastian 272

Steffan and the Unicorn Elissa Al-Chokhachy 278

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  • Posted April 15, 2010

    Miraculous Moments

    Have you ever felt the presence of a deceased loved one? Or smelled the perfume or after shave lotion of someone who was close to you but now departed to the other side? Or heard the voice of a departed loved one uttering a message of hope and endearment?

    This reviewer has, but more importantly for you the reader, so has certified hospice and palliative care nurse and author Elissa Al-Chokhachy . And she has set down her experiences in her wonderful new book, Miraculous Moments---a book so intriguing, you won't be able to stop reading.

    Elissa has more letters following her name (MA, BSN, RN, CHPN, FT) than most people have buttons. She has devoted most of her life to hospice, caring for the terminally ill and their families. In doing so, she has personally experienced messages from the other side and also accumulated like stories from many others sharing similar awakenings.

    The result is Miraculous Moments, an excellent book of vignettes that describe witnesses of visions, light, smells, sounds, touch and dreams. Further, you will find evidences of near death experiences, signs and other transcendent experiences that remind us we are never alone. Elissa's vision and dedication has resulted in this eye-opener that, as you read it, you will nod in recognition and agreement.

    If you have time for only one dramatic, soul-searching and truly relevant book, run and get yourself Miraculous Moments.

    Richard Fuller
    Senior Editor
    Metaphysical Reviews

    4 out of 4 people found this review helpful.

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    Posted April 19, 2012

    Elissa Al-Chokhachy came to my class today and I was completly m

    Elissa Al-Chokhachy came to my class today and I was completly moved by what she had to say.

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