The Fragrance of Angels: An Accident, a Taste of Eternity, and a New Life

The Fragrance of Angels: An Accident, a Taste of Eternity, and a New Life

by Martha Brookhart Halda


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It happened in an instant: a car crash, thrown from the vehicle, pronounced clinically dead while lying on the road, rotors turned off the Life Flight helicopter—and then swept into eternity . . . only to return, after being pronounced dead three times, to a far different life.

Welcome to The Fragrance of Angels, Martha Brookhart Halda’s memoir about time on the other side—and how and why she reshaped and developed a new purpose in life after it became more fraught with challenge after visiting heaven.

The Fragrance of Angels distinguishes itself as a mother’s empowerment story, taking us from a parent’s greatest horror—dying while the kids are young—to a profound change in her approach to parenting and life. The former collegiate track, volleyball, and basketball player and mother discusses how she dealt with extensive rehabilitation, a difficult marriage, re-learning to walk and talk, returning to full-time motherhood, running the Dublin Marathon three years after her accident, striking out on her own, meeting new love, and finding new meaning in a world that never looked or felt the same to her again. Within her story is that of so many other women in the middle of their lives, yet infused with a sense of purpose and discovery borne by her time on the other side.

The Fragrance of Angels is filled with a deep sense of love and challenge, physical beauty and emotional upheaval, frustration and triumph. Ultimately, it contains quite an epiphany—the one Martha realized while in eternity.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781941799406
Publisher: Pen & Publish
Publication date: 09/01/2016
Pages: 214
Product dimensions: 5.98(w) x 9.02(h) x 0.45(d)

Table of Contents

The Accident
The Mercy Air Angel
A Place I Never Expected to Be . . . The Ledge of Review
A Providential Football Game
To the Bright Light of God
Waking & the Veil of Heaven
Hospital Caregivers
Life in the Ward
Life in the Fast Lane-Going Home-Steps to a New Life
Determination and Belief
The Greatest Gift
Waves, Work, and Wisdom
New Beginnings-Rediscovering Myself
Yard by Yard, It's Hard-but Inch by Inch, It's a Cinch
Decorating a New Life
Giving Back-Starting Over
Looking for New Romance and a Good Life
Life Changes of Love
Back to School ... and Birthing a Book
Beach Reunion
About the Author

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