A Joyful Journey...

Join Doris Smeltzer, critically acclaimed author/educator, as she muses on topics from eating disorders to the mysteries of life. Often "Featured" are select, astute observations made by Andrea during her all too brief 19-year life…it is she who taught us: the joy IS in the journey!

Andrea's Weekly Quote:

Andrea's Weekly Quote:

We celebrated Andrea's birthday last week. As always, Tom's sister sent us a beautiful remembrance of Andrea along with a photograph of the tree they planted in her honor 15 years ago. What a stunning, vibrant tribute to our daughter!

I spent the day going through Andrea's baby book--something I've avoided looking at since her death. It was to be my gift to her: A carefully prepared volume so that she would know the story of her first years. It brought her unique being back ... I miss her. 

Kiss the stars and hug yourself

And sleep in the bosom of your own endless song

--Andrea, 19 , the last stanza of a poem (pg 107-108) 

From the book, Andrea's Voice, Silenced by Bulimia (Gürze Books, 2006)

Andrea's Weekly Quote:
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Andrea's Voice...

Silenced by Bulimia

 

Silenced by Bulimia (Gürze, 2006). read more...

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