Picking Up the Pieces of Hope

Picking Up the Pieces of Hope

by Marianne Stone




Life couldn't have been any happier for Marianne Stone until tragedy struck in the year of 2002. Marianne's oldest child and only son, Joey, was just about to graduate from high school. He had become the son every mother would be proud of. Joey was a protector of others, including his four younger sisters. He was bursting with integrity, honor, and, most of all, love for everyone he met within his young life. That was the cornerstone of his strength, including on and off the athletic field. Joey's love was a key ingredient within his family.

Joey's life came to a screaming halt on a particularly hot mid-spring day, the day after Marianne's 42nd birthday. Football and track practice were cancelled, which led him to a local pond to cool off with friends. That is when the unthinkable occurred to the most unlikely among them.

A mother's worst nightmare then becomes her greatest triumph of everlasting love.

Three days after Joey's funeral, a much unexpected miracle occurred.

Marianne would begin Picking Up the pieces of Hope.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781628541045
Publisher: Tate Publishing & Enterprises, L.L.C.
Publication date: 08/05/2014
Pages: 188
Product dimensions: 5.70(w) x 8.70(h) x 0.50(d)

Table of Contents

Foreword 17

Introduction 21

Chapter 1 A Mother's Protection 23

Chapter 2 Our Shooting Star 33

Love 39

Chapter 3 The Tragedy 41

Chapter 4 The Unbroken Promise 49

Chapter 5 A Strength Unleashed 57

Faith 63

Chapter 6 Out of the Mouths of Babes 65

Photos 77

Chapter 7 The Secret 91

Chapter 8 Validation 109

Chapter 9 The Miracle of Gianna 125

Chapter 10 A Quest for Truth 129

Chapter 11 A Legend in the Making 133

Chapter 12 The Mission 139

Chapter 13 Eternally Mine 145

Chapter 14 But Does He Miss Me? 151

Chapter 15 A Mother's Love 153

Chapter 16 A Lesson learned 155

Chapter 17 Found Hope Becomes My Truth 157

Chapter 18 The Winding Road Finally Becomes a Wide and Smooth Path 161

Chapter 19 A Huge Crack in the Doorway of my Earthly Mission 165

Chapter 20 The Story of Gabriel 169

Chapter 21 I Follow Another Bend in the Road While Feeding the Hunger that Continually Drives Me 175

Chapter 22 The Pieces of Hope Coming Together 179

Epilogue 181

Afterword 183

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