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“I Choose to Believe!”- December 2013

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Jessica Tornese

This time of year, we are desperate to feel good. We try to assuage our hearts with gifts and parties, maybe a drink or two, but I truly feel, that this is the time of year to be grateful for our loved ones and to be reminded of miracles. Miracles are all around us, every day. I took some time interviewing friends and family to see if they felt blessed enough to have experienced a miracle, a heavenly intervention. I was surprised at the response. Almost everyone had a story to tell! Throughout December, I will try to boost your spirits in the way of words and the power of story. I want to breathe life into your heart and soul so that even the grinchiest of grinches may believe in a miracle. The heavenly presence of guardian angels, which I truly believe exist, will be the focus of my stories, the miracles of those I love and cherish. (Names have been changed)

“A few years ago, my son was in a horrible accident. My husband, Bob and I heard a knock on our door in the wee small hours one summer morning and found our friends and neighbors, Josh and Jenny, standing there. Jenny told me that Dennis (my son) had been in a bad accident and we needed to get to the hospital right away.”

“Earlier that night, Jenny had awoken to the sound of someone pounding on her door. Two men, driving by on the highway, saw someone laying in a field beside a burning vehicle, just beyond their home. She and Josh called an ambulance and then hurried to the scene of the accident.”

“While they waited for the ambulance, they tried to comfort the barely conscious, injured man. He was hurt so badly, they did not recognize that it was my son, Dennis, though they had known him since he was a little boy. They were concerned for several reasons, with the most immediate one being that Dennis was laying only two feet from his burning pickup and they were worried that he would burn. Of course, they dared not move him and it is a good thing they did not. He had a broken back, a broken neck, bleeding in his head, broken bones around the orbit of one eye, a severed tongue, and multiple hematomas over his body. It was not until the ambulance came and the emergency responders prepared him for the trip to our hospital, they realized it was Dennis, the kid they had known for years. Jenny and Josh then immediately rushed to our house to tell us Dennis was on his way to the hospital.”

“Bob and I hurried in to town to be with him while our local medical staff fought to keep him alive until the trauma team from Fargo arrived to take over and air lift him to their facility. Dennis’s recovery was miraculous, but complicated, and it took over six months.”

“Weeks later, when things settled down, Jenny told me more about the night she found Dennis on the side of the road. While they waited for the ambulance to arrive, there was great concern about Dennis being burned, because he was only two feet from his vehicle and the wind was blowing the fire TOWARD his back. Then, miraculously, the wind changed directions. Jenny said to me, “It was as if a guardian angel came and blew the wind away from his back!” We know that if not for that, he may not

have survived all that he survived. It is nothing short of a miracle that he lived, but we believe this guardian angel who blew the fire away, gave him a sporting chance.”






Sequel to Linked Through Time 

“There never was a body, you know.” Such is the bizarre statement from Gran only weeks after Kate has returned from an accidental time traveling incident, surviving certain death…twice. Capturing Sarah’s killer seemed to be the reason for Kate’s disappearance, but Gran believes otherwise. 
Learning of Kate’s power to time travel loosens memories and desires Gran has long since buried. Gran is set on finding Sarah, who she believes never died the night she was thrown in the river, but instead, went back in time through the Rapid River portal. With rudimentary research and analysis, Gran thinks she has unlocked the secrets to controlling the time traveling link that she and Kate share with their ancestors and she wants to use Kate to bring Sarah back. 
When Kate agrees, she is shocked to learn that in this more aggressive form of time travel she doesn’t become Sarah, but trades places with her: Kate is sent to Baudette, Minnesota in 1910 while Sarah travels to 2000! 
Baudette’s catastrophic 1910 fire and the typhoid epidemic are the least of Kate’s worries. Her chances of a return trip are thwarted with the struggle just to survive, and Sarah, reliving her lost childhood in the comforts of the modern day, decides she’ll never return to the past…


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