“That Morning,” Chapter three of BORROWED ANGEL

Chapter three of Borrowed Angel is a heavy chapter to share. I feel my fingers hesitant as I type these words, preparing to make the most heart-wrenching experience of my life public. Entitled, “That Morning,” chapter three describes what it was like for Dan and me when we found Ty in his nursery. I debated whether or not I should share a different chapter first . . . but feedback from family members has confirmed to me what I have felt: that this chapter invites you, the reader, into this emotional world of grief and loss . . . so that you might better understand my ultimate goal of sharing hope and joy. In a sense, it allows you to “taste the bitter” so that you might appreciate the sweet.

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  1. This is a journey that no parent ever wants to make. Thank you for sharing your story. Thank you for helping us outsiders feel the pain and the grief so that we can better appreciate and latch on to the hope that is available. Prayers for your family.

  2. Your writing is beautiful, and your willingness to share even more so. I was impressed with your dignity during those awful days and weeks that followed, and I am more impressed with you now. I hope that writing has been healing and that sharing will bring you and others strength.

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