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By: Melissa Dorethy

Almost 12 years ago I lost my oldest son in a drowning accident. I had just given birth to my second child at the time and I was very distraught. One night I dreamed that there was a storm coming and my husband was yelling to "lock the windows and the doors" I went to the front door of my house and felt that I needed to let my dog inside before I locked the door. As I reached for the handle of the door I felt a hand grasp my hand as if to stop me. At first I thought it was my husband. I remember looking down at the hand and seeing that it was very hairy. My husband is not. At that moment I felt my spirit lifted out of my body as if it were a helium balloon leaving my body behind I was shot into the sky and a bright light. I couldn't see anything due to the brightness. I could still feel the hand on my hand pulling me into the light. At first I was scared. Then I felt a peace and felt that I was going to be with my son. At that moment my new baby began to fuss in her bassinet next to the bed. I felt as if my spirit was slammed back into my body. I felt as if I weighed a million pounds. I was so heavy I couldn't move. As I lay there I could still feel the hand on my hand and I was completely awake. I felt as if an angel (I believe it was my father, who was passed) had tried to show me heaven and that my son was o.k. with my father but that the baby still needed me here on Earth. It brought me great comfort at that time in my life and I will never forget the experience.

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Considered by some historians to be the founder of the Carmelite Order. He was born in Limoges, France, and proved a brilliant student at the University of Paris. Ordained a priest, Berthold joined his brother, Aymeric, the Latin patriarch of Antioch, in Turkey, on the Crusades. On Mount Carmel he found a group of hermits, joined them, and established a rule. ... continue reading



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