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.
|Publisher:||Tate Publishing & Enterprises, L.L.C.|
|Product dimensions:||5.70(w) x 8.70(h) x 0.50(d)|
Table of Contents
Chapter 1 A Mother's Protection 23
Chapter 2 Our Shooting Star 33
Chapter 3 The Tragedy 41
Chapter 4 The Unbroken Promise 49
Chapter 5 A Strength Unleashed 57
Chapter 6 Out of the Mouths of Babes 65
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