This part was the sole reason for this adventure in the first place. We started planning this trip so that we would end up spending Christmas in Jakarta with my father-in-law. This part of the trip was the opposite of Frankfurt. It was crowded with things to do every minute of every day as his dad wanted to show us around his new hometown.
First off for those who don't know, hello, I'm Kelli and meet my better half Shannon. Now you can look through our vacation pictures not as strangers, but as friends. Anyways, for the past two weeks my husband and I escaped and went on our first trip alone together in the eight years we've known each other. (Hopefully they will happen more often from now on) I don't want to overwhelm with pictures, so I'm going to post three separate posts with all that we got to see.
Our first stop on this international escape was London. Literally, being just a stop, managing a ten-hour layover in Heathrow to run out and explore, we squeezed in dozens of sites with time to spare. We felt confident about our explorations after finding this TravelAddicts Blog Post. It was extremely helpful and after following their suggestions we still had more than two hours relaxing back at the airport where we found our Bangers and Mash at London's Pride Pub.
Who else has been to London? It was cold, foggy, and misting. As soon as we got home my niece asked if we saw Paddington...really who cares about a palace, was there a stuffed, walking, talking bear there!
CA seven-year-old girl records the sudden death of her beloved older brother by writing her personal feelings in her diary. In her own innocent way, she tells about being able to see him when no one else can. She embraces this ability and is not afraid. Throughout this tender book, the little girl relates her experiences in feeling her brother s nearness, even when she cannot see him anymore. In her own trusting way, she knows that everything will be all right, and through her honest feelings, she is able to help her parents cope with their loss. She also learns about angels and knows that her brother is safe. Dear Diary: My Brother Died Today is the third in a trilogy about the circle of life. The story enables children to perceive the life in heaven that awaits them. Although fictional, the story s events could actually happen. Suzanne Gene Courtney wrote this children s story to fulfill a need. Even though children are innately trusting, they sometimes worry when a loved one dies. Since my son s passing in 1997, our family has received numerous messages from Christian mediums to help us gain knowledge about life on the other side. We continually receive great peace and clarity from our glimpses into Heaven, and through the guidance of our angels, we are leading positive, happy lives.
Published September 8th 2013
Current Goodreads Rating: 5 Stars
I loved the thought behind the appearance of this book. You can tell the author did her research and made this very approachable to younger kids and has empathy with this story. I hope I never get to test this out, but if I knew someone in this situation I would easily recommend this book to them. I enjoyed the entire process being included in the story from seeing his brother, to seeing just a light and a small reminder, to having him no longer appear to her and him coming to her in a dream and saying his light lives in her heart now. The story made me tear up. The end was a nice surprise as well because I have never seen pennies as presents from above, but I did find one yesterday and looked back and smiled. It's a nice way to see them instead of just seeing if I have any luck with it being heads up. I would give this book a five out of five stars. It was simple and easy which is exactly what the targeted reader would need.