“I have found the paradox that if you love until it hurts, then there is no hurt, only more love.” – Mother Teresa
Twelve years. On one hand, a long long long long time ago. On the other, just yesterday…
Now that the girls are both in school full-time, one of my many goals for the next year or so is to finish my memoir, The Sky Won’t Fall Forever, which I started in 2003. The framework for my book is the two-years worth of e-mail updates which began on September 13, 2001. Recently I came across the first few chapters and feel like I’m ready to share the first few pages, which include my first hand account of what happened on the day and in the few weeks following as we waited for news about Sergio.
During that time I prayed and prayed for the miracle of him returning home safely. And while that miracle never happened, I am so grateful for the many other miracles which have happened along the way. The countless miraculous signs sent by Sergio to validate that love transcends death, and he is still with me on this journey. The miracle of having survived what I surely thought was the unsurvivable. And the many daily miracles, which shine through in the love and laughter I still get to experience through my relationship with Ray, and the two little miracles born from our love: Mimi and Sami.
Long live love. ❤
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