always knew that I would write about my parents’
beautiful love story, especially about the
way it all began.
1953, my parents were married in a hospital
room just 10 days after my mother’s
car accident, which left her a paraplegic.
She was only 17 years old at the time, and
my father was just 20. What followed,
despite the staggering challenges they faced,
was a 46-year love affair that was abundant
with unconditional love and resulted in four
children of which I was the oldest.
their extraordinary relationship ended with
my mother’s death in 1999. Spurred
on by my own grief and by watching my father’s
soul implode with sorrow, I began to excavate
my deepest religious beliefs and was ultimately
led to examine Eastern spiritual philosophies,
especially about the afterlife and the possibility
of past lives.
my spiritual sojourn, I met a past life regression
therapist, who revealed to me that my parents
had been soul mates. However, they hadn’t
just been soul mates in this one lifetime--they
had shared lifetimes in over 200 incarnations!
From Lemurians living in paradise to ancient
Anasazi living in the Desert Southwest and
from Greek servants studying philosophy to
Celtic children dying under Emperor Hadrian’s
rule, hearing about many of my parents’
past lives was like taking a magic carpet
ride through history.
their eternal relationship from this wide-angle
perspective allowed me to connect the cosmic
dots and understand why they have been incarnating
for eons and why we shared a lifetime together.
We hadn’t just randomly been thrown
together as parent and child. Rather, they
asked me to be their scribe and to relay their
profound message to humanity.