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Love Never Dies: A Mother's Journey from Loss to Love
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I will write about my search for answers. Jason's death left a gaping hole in my life. I needed to fill that space with understanding. The fear that death might actually have the power it has been credited with held me hostage. I needed to know that Jason still lived, that the relationship we had shared was intact, and that love does not die.

And lastly, I will write about what I discovered along the path. I will recount the events that inspired me to begin this book. Events that I hope will illuminate your soul and send you off on your own voyage of knowing.

I want to clarify that Jason's expertise in communicating from the other side has nothing to do with his level of spirituality before he passed. Jason was a very typical eighteen year old boy. He belched and passed gas, and the word spiritual was not in his vocabulary. He once left a church service prematurely because he thought the pastor was speaking in tongues. . .it was Spanish.

Neither is our persistent contact the result of an extraordinary bond of love between us. My heart is bursting with love for all three of my children. But on a scale of one to ten, Jason and I were smack in the middle at five, as average as any mother and son could be.

Jason began communicating with me because I WAS RELENTLESS. I begged, I pleaded, I bribed, and I did not stop. Before Jason died, if I wanted him or his brothers to clean their room or mow the lawn, I begged, I pleaded, and occasionally, I bribed. I even paid them a quarter an hour to behave on car trips. It worked. I continued with the same tactics after Jason passed.

Throughout the book, you will find bold italicized segments that are my interpretations of Jason's thoughts on the subject. This is not channeled material or automatic writing. At least I don't anticipate it to be. It is simply a mom who knows her son well enough to feel comfortable putting words in his mouth. If he doesn't agree with what I think he'd write, he'll have to change it.

This is a book about life. It is about the passage from heartbreak to joy. It's about going beyond the obvious and seeing differently. It is my story and it is everyone's. If you take only one thing from it and claim it as your own, let it be this. Death is not an ending. Life is eternal. Love is immortal. There is no greater peace than that of finding that what you have feared the most does not exist, and there is no greater joy than that of knowing that love never leaves.


    That's it in a nutshell. Eliminating fear, finding love. I couldn't have said it better if I'd said it myself. And just for the record, I did not pass gas or belch in public . . .



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