Our Children Live On: Miraculous Moments for the Bereaved

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Heartwarming stories of hope, healing, and comfort for the bereaved

Our Children Live On is an uplifting collection of powerful, true stories that prove our children are with us forever. Eighty-two heartfelt, moving testimonials—from parents, grandparents, siblings, friends, and caregivers—clearly demonstrate that love and life are eternal.

Anyone who has suffered the unimaginable loss of a loved one—especially a child—will find hope and ...

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Overview

Heartwarming stories of hope, healing, and comfort for the bereaved

Our Children Live On is an uplifting collection of powerful, true stories that prove our children are with us forever. Eighty-two heartfelt, moving testimonials—from parents, grandparents, siblings, friends, and caregivers—clearly demonstrate that love and life are eternal.

Anyone who has suffered the unimaginable loss of a loved one—especially a child—will find hope and comfort in each miraculous story. From vivid dreams, sounds, and visions to angelic presences and transcendent moments, these extraordinary accounts are unmistakable signs of a child’s undying love. Every incredible remembrance, including those of near-death experiences, will provide reassurance and hope that the ones we love live on.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780738731353
  • Publisher: Llewellyn Worldwide, Ltd.
  • Publication date: 12/8/2012
  • Pages: 336
  • Sales rank: 696,272
  • 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 xiii

Introduction 1

1 Visions 7

Sharing Gifts with My Son Nancie Feld 9

A Given Name Georgia Bourne 14

Peter s Parting Gifts Frank A. Butler 17

The Blue Coat Elissa Al-Chokhachy 24

Ballet Slippers Joan Enriquez 26

Families Are Forever Nancy Cloutier 28

Children Coming Back from Beyond Doreen Neilley 36

My Wish Fulfilled Beverly F. Walker 38

Joey Elissa Al-Chokhachy 40

A Gift from Ana Kristie Cullum 41

Miracles from Daniel Kim Pokroy 44

Grampy Will Teri Eramo 50

2 Sounds 57

Baby Jake Clare Burhoe 59

I Feel Great Alison Roberto 65

I'm Here Bonnie Doane Moody 67

Forgiven Joe Goodspeed 69

Coincidences and Cooperation Elissa Al-Chokhachy 73

From Your Heart to Mine Patricia Cerrutti 75

Moments of Grace Betsy Walter 79

3 Smells 85

Together Jeannette Lupoli 87

Signs from Brandon Kimberly Marino 90

Just Believe Andrea Godwin 97

The Light of My Life Krysta O'neill 104

Comforting Signs from Claudia Julie Smith 110

4 Jauck 117

Signs from Kim Cindy Taglini 119

A Life Saved David Keith Lavoie 121

Dream Baby Martha W. Brandt 125

My Body Is in Heaven Gwen Burns 130

Our Christmas Angel Laurette A. Potter 132

5 Sense of Presence 139

Birthday Wishes Gina Fimbel 141

Hope from Beyond Elissa Bishop-Becker 143

Checking Things Out Judith Kong 147

Signs from Beyond Darlene Goodwin 149

Miracles of Healing Richard Fuller 153

Holding On to Hope and Love Michele A. Harris 155

6 Signs 157

Rainbow Blessing Joanne Hadley 159

Messages from Meghan Nancy Kuhn 160

Heaven on Earth: It's a Camp Thing Ali Lerner Doyle 163

April Snow Squall Regis McDuffee 166

Sean's Surprise Visit Bonnie O'neil 173

Kristen's Butterflies Laura Ouellette Lauria 175

Miss Mischief Elissa Davey 181

Angel Whispers on the Wings of a Dragonfly Angela Rodriguez 183

Our Eternal Bond Barbara Desclos 185

Life Is Good Donna Craig 189

Confirmation from Mom Mary Beth Sweet 193

Lucas, a.k.a. Turtle Nance Welles 196

Glitter Girl Nancy Cincotta 198

Butterfly Effect Pamela Healey 201

Love from Matthew James Troland 204

And the Curtain Gently Fluttered R. Jill Biller 206

I Love You to the Moon and Back Fran Sawdei 211

A Shooting Star Maria Cleary 214

Gifts from My Boy Terry Lathan 216

7 Dreams 221

Dancing with David Melissa Critchley 223

Jell-O Wrestling Sherri H. Epstein 225

A Potted Plant and Puppy Kim Jin-Woo 230

In Papa's Care Debra Sue Richters 234

Miracle Moment Laura Alcazar-Vizcarra 235

Meeting an Unborn Son Brent Ledgerwood 238

Our Children Live On Forever Elissa Al-Chokhachy 241

Aunt Mickey Michelle Zaccaria 242

Our Treasure Ann Morelli 246

Finally Free Elissa Al-Chokhachy 251

8 Angels 255

Heaven Elissa Al-Chokhachy 257

ICU Angel Laurin Bellg 259

Pink Carnations from Angel Vinette Silvers 262

Surprising Sisters Eileen Kearney 267

Gratitude Elissa Al-Chokhachy 269

God's Messenger Rosa Viglas 271

And the Cradle Rocked Ami Matthew Romero 277

Angel Visitors Elissa Al-Chokhachy 283

Baby Cherub Healing Andie Hight 284

Isabella's Kiss Angela Amoroso Drew Skinner 286

Inspiration Angel Elissa Al-Chokhachy 289

9 Near-Death Experiences 293

Walking the Rainbow Theresa Burke Melnikas 295

The Light That Shines Forever Joan Meese 298

Passing into the Light on the Isle of Guernsey Renee L. Collas 301

Second Chance Robin Frank 304

Into the Light Mary J. Waslelak Skaggs 307

Morgan and Jesus Marlene Leeds 313

Saved by the Light Owl Medicine Woman 314

Conclusion 317

A Parents Lullaby: A Song of Hope for Bereaved Parents 319

Share a Story 321

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