Enjoy the first story in Heartstrings from Heaven by Ronna Martino
When my dad passed away, I was heartbroken. A day didn’t go by that we didn’t speak on the phone. I just wanted to call and tell him so many things after he passed. I cried the entire day of his first anniversary. My son Daniel sent me a text checking on me. I replied, “It’s difficult.” He immediately texted back, “Happy Thoughts and Good Vibes.”
Daniel passed away on my dad’s birthday, two years ago. I thought I’d never recover. I imagined Daniel surprising my dad when he walked through the pearly gates. He’d yell, “Poppy, I’m home.” A long bear hug would ensue. That vision made me smile every time.
A few months after Daniel passed, I was at Walgreens. When I checked out, the cashier said, “Wait!” and handed me a card from behind the counter. I thought maybe it was some kind of special offer. No one in front of me received a card though.
When I got in my car, I curiously opened the card. It was a Hallmark (when you care enough to send the very best). The front of the card read, “Happy Thoughts and Good Vibes.” They were Daniel’s exact words to me on my dad’s first anniversary! Inside it read, “All for YOU.”
It was unsigned, but I knew in my heart who sent me this card.
It’s been a few years, and I choose to live my life in Daniel’s honor. I know he wants me to live a joy-filled life. I think he helped me along on this journey. I certainly couldn’t have done it alone.
Ronna Martino lives in Duck Key, Fl. She enjoys time with her family, especially grandchildren, and boating,
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