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Dealing with death.

Nick has a gentle, kind approach when facing the death of a loved one.  He acknowledges that the person has gone to heaven and that they are going to get a grave for their body.  Over the past few years, when he is visiting someone in the hospital for the last time, his final remarks to them are, “have a fun time in heaven.”

Yesterday we learned that our nephew Ben Worden, aged 25 years had succumbed to pancreatic cancer.  He had been in the hospital for over 2 months.

Even when someone is very ill, it still comes as a shock when they actually pass away.  Arden and I tried to comfort one another.  A few minutes later we needed to awake Nick for his morning care routine.  We told him that Ben had died.

He immediately bowed his head and began praying.  He asked that Ben would have a fun time in heaven.  After finishing praying he looked up at Arden and I.  Immediately, he said, “Oh.” and bowed his head again.  I wondered what he would pray for next.  He said, ” and Heavenly Father, please bless Kris and Keva, they will miss Ben.”  Kris, the mother and Keva, the aunt, would certainly miss Ben, as we all would.

It touched me deeply to know that Nick was aware of the great grief that was rolling through our family and he verbalized this concern in his prayers to God.  In faith, he knew that God could give comfort.

His prayer for his aunts, comforted my soul as well.  I was grateful.

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Announcing that I have finished a book with the working title of “The Fairy Fort.” I am currently pitching it to publishers. Keep checking back to watch the progress of my newest novel.

Here is a quick glimpse of the story.

Sarah Doherty is an 18-year-old living in rural Ireland at the tail end of the Great War. Plagued by severe epilepsy, she is protected by her parents and lives a sheltered, secluded, lonely life. The Fae, local Irish fairies, interfere with her life. She falls forward a century in time through the local fairy fort of standing stones. She had a seizure in 1918 and woke up in 2020. The 21st century world includes life-saving prescriptions, physical comforts and the independence and freedom she seeks. The locals are welcoming and Andy Mclaughlin, a handsome young historian, is intriguing. She doesn’t want to return home.

Then a letter arrives from Boston divulging the story of Sarah and Andy’s lives that are deeply entwined in the previous century. They are not yet in love but as they seek to verify the letter through online resources, they feel a growing obligation to their unborn family and to each other. What would happen to their posterity living in Boston if they don’t return to 1918? Even if they do make it back, her parents can never know what happened to her or that would change everything.

This Young Adult time-travel romance explores the question: Do we have the freedom to make choices or is free will an elaborate illusion?

This is my third book. I love reading time travel romances. I am an advocate for epilepsy awareness because my 43-year-old son has intractable epilepsy. As a genealogist specializing in Irish research, I live part of the year in the village where the story is based. I wrote the book to help young adults understand that difficult situations can change your life. Sometimes miraculously.