Wednesday, May 19, 2010

"Editor-for-a-Day" Contest Leader Board

With eleven days to go in my Editor-for-a-Day contest, I thought it was time to reveal our Top Eleven on the leaderboard out of hundreds of entries.

Here are your leaders as of 10:00 AM, EST today:

1. Chris Dalton
2. Cheryl Salzman
3. Patty Byrd
4. Lisa Kuper
5. Nancy Greenhouse
6. Stephanie Shirts Robinson
7. Sherry Booher Derby
8. Liz Frederick
9. Melissa Glad
10. Jody Ayres
11. Kathie Marshall

It's not too late! Keep those visits to your pages coming!

Thursday, May 6, 2010

Angels Among Us: Not yet

A short and poignant note from another reader who believes the veil is thin.

Angels Among Us: He clearly whispered, "not yet"
Tony J.

When my Grandpa came home from the hospital for the last 4 days of his life in 2003, he spent the entire time in a hospital bed in his bedroom.  The last day or two, he didn't even talk.  The night he died, I just assumed it would be his last, so I sat in his bedroom with him for several hours.  At the time, I was the only other person in the room, but at one point he raised his hands in the air and clearly whispered "Not Yet".  He died a couple hours later.

Monday, May 3, 2010

Angels Among Us: Dad came to get mom

Another sweet story from a reader who agrees that there are certainly angels among us:

Angels Among Us: Dad came to get mom
Claudia C.

I had experiences with both my Father's passing and my Mother's. Dad came to get Mom. She had thrown up on her way back from the bathroom and then collapsed on the floor. The cute young girl who was taking care of her said that a nice looking dark headed man came into her room and said he was a family member came to get Lou. She told him she needed to clean her up and would be just a little while. He went out the door, but no one ever saw him again, and no one had signed the sign in log at the front door, as a visitor for her. The family all knows that it was Dad coming to take her with him. This has helped me to know that there is life beyond this one and that we will not be alone when our time comes.