‘the skill of Rumpelstiltskin weaving straw into gold. She can take a few words and turn them into an incredibly touching and sensitive must read story.’Continue Reading...
Archives For Death
I open my hand toward Heaven and ask for the sparrow of hope to softly land in my hand.Continue Reading...
I don’t actually remember how I first met Renee Robinson. I think it all started when some unmitigated ‘Ho wrote a cruel review about her writing, and I jumped to her defense. That sounds about like me. Anyone who could write cruelly about someone who does what Renee does with her life deserves a smack-down. Of course, I have never met her in person, but I have been corresponding with her for a while. Renee is a Terminal Cancer victim, who just received the dreaded “There is nothing else we can do” message, a message I never received myself, but feared nevertheless.
You see, Renee is the author of Captain Chemo: Out Cancer, Out! (Captain Chemo and Team Book 1). It is a poem, a poem designed to help children who are going through chemo to build courage and remain positive through the horrors of chemo. And believe me – chemo is horrendous. The pain, the vomiting, the weakness – it is all more than even adults can sometimes handle. Now, think about a small child going through the same thing – the horror of it all beyond their understanding. Renee’s book helps. Maybe not in any “this is going to make it all go away” sort of way – but it provides hope for the little ones.
Tracy Townsend with Healthsource 10 interviewed Renee on July 23. You can watch the video here:
Renee and her family have donated several of her books to Nationwide Children’s, The James and the Fairfield Medical Center.
This book is a perfect donation for the cancer centers in your area. Why not be a peach and purchase several? The children will thank you – and your heart will too.
How courageous is it, for someone like Renee who is Terminal, to care so much about children suffering from cancer and try to help them? Renee is someone I am proud to call my friend. Leiah Cooper. http://soireadthisbooktoday.com/
It goes to show, although one may be near-death, life is not over. It can and should be lived with all its color.Continue Reading...
If someone you love has every had Alzheimer’s the link below is one you will want to read. I am the grandaughter of a feisty, sweet and loving grandmother. I remember her name. At the end, I do not think she did. Elizabeth. Most everyone called her Lizbeth. Daddy sometimes called her Lizzy. When she wasn’t listening, he’d say Lizard just to make me laugh.
I have retained these memories. Grandma did not. Like shaking a snowball, the snowflakes swirling around inside the globe of her mind. They are all mixed up and eventually they melt away.
The snowman shrinks slowly in the sun. Smaller and smaller. The brain empty of memories no longer needing the extra space.
Alzheimer’s is cruel.
Slowly it creeps upon you.
It stalks you.
You have been chosen.
You are completely unaware.
Through the years, its grasp grows stronger.
The pieces begin to fall.
One by one.
Until the picture becomes blurred.
Aggravating in the beginning….
Where did I put my keys?
Slowly it progresses…
Did I take my pills?
Something is wrong with me. I am scared
What’s your name?
The pieces have fallen.
Too many are forever gone.
You stare at the mirror…
A single tear falls.
Inside you know what is happening.
Sometimes there are brief moments when pieces come back.
Like fog lifting up off the land, your memory is clear.
You try to grasp on.
Your hand slips.
The pieces fall.
The fog grows thick.
The memory is gone.
You stare at the mirror…
Who are you?
Cats develop bonds with each other in ways that we simply cannot comprehend.Continue Reading...
This review is for: Front Row Center (Forbidden Series Book 1) (Kindle Edition)
Unwritten Life, Amy Shannon
renee.robinson2 Amy Shannon- Unwritten Life Alex has been trying to forget her past. The fact is, she runs from her past. Somehow, like a supernatural entity, her past follows and haunts her. It even finds her! How can this happen? She relocated and completely changed her life. Her habits, skills, employment even her entire identity has been changed! It begins with her best friend appearing out of nowhere. He is a constant reminder of what she has tried to erase from her memories. -Who she was and what she did. This story builds up and then makes your heart drop when Alex ends up with a stalker. As the reader, you want so much for Alex to overcome her past and find true happiness. Yet she finds herself in love, in danger and in turmoil. I believe Amy Shannon can write with such chilling believability because of her own past experiences. I do not know any more than is written in her biography, this is strictly my opinion. I know from experience, an author’s best writings often come from a knowledge of what they write. I am anxious to read Amy’s entire library. She is a new author who should not be overlooked. Her words scream Attention!
Stephanie Jackson writes Paranormal and Paranormal Romance novels. Her works include:
Stephanie Jackson lives in Clarksville, TN with her husband, Rick. She been married for a lot of REALLY long years and has numerous children of varying ages, all seemingly incapable of doing their own laundry or preparing a meal. They’re all grown and employed, but they won’t leave. They never leave. One any given day, you can find one of them testing the holding power of the couch and making sure the remote control is in good working order.
Amazon’s Stephanie Jackson Page via @amazon http://ow.ly/ypNPx
The goal is to establish a nice online library for children’s books.Continue Reading...
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