Exactly one year ago tomorrow Anna and I jetted off for five fabulous days in the Big Apple. I fell completely in love with New York City and I want to go back.
Thinking back on our trip, I have a huge longing in my heart to relive it all again exactly as it happened.
The Universe has been reminding me of my wonderful trip in many ways over the past couple of days. I really don’t need any reminding, I completely keep re-hashing it all again and again wishing I could turn back the clock.
But … it’s all so good. And, of course, Liz is in the midst of it all. (Why would this surprise me?)
Yesterday I received a call from a publisher in midtown Manhattan. I was thrilled to learn that Angels on Earth magazine will include my story of Liz’s Letter in an upcoming issue. I’m giving Liz major credit for this marvelous happening in my life.
Why, you may ask? Well, first of all I have tried for at least two years to get this published by a major magazine with no luck. Last week, after changing the title of the story to, The Unexpected Blessing, and making a few other changes, I decided to give it another try and sent it on to Angels on Earth. Of the 12 months of the year it could be published, it will be published in the SEPTEMBER issue. Why is that significant? Because, Liz was born on 9/12 and she died on 9/20 … September plays a very significant role in the lives of my family and I … so of course it would happen in September.
Secondly, Sunday is Mother’s Day … receiving this wonderful notification so close to this special holiday says Liz.
So, thanks Liz … aside from another trip to NYC, I couldn’t have asked for anything better. I can scarcely fathom the number of people who will now read our story. And, I know it will reach those who are hurting and in need of an encouraging word.
This morning, I turned on the television only to see Matt, Meredith, Al and Ann in the crown of the Statue of Liberty … then Ellis Island, all places Anna and I visited just one year ago. Why, Al even boarded one of the same buses that Anna and I rode on many times! It shuttled us all through Manhattan and we saw all the wonderful sights of the Fashion District, Central Park, the Empire State Building, Ground Zero, Tribecka, and Times Square, just to name a few. Oh, the yearning!!!
It’s no accident that those segments ran today – Oh I get it, Universe – I get it, really I do!
Happy Mother’s Day Everyone!