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:

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Please forgive my lack of posting last Friday. We were celebrating my sister's 60th birthday and enjoying an "impromptu" family reunion--busy but sweet times!   Journal entry written by Andrea (15) during a class lecture while an exchange student in Spain:   And so I made a very important decision...
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Andrea's Weekly Quote:

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  Andrea, 18, observing our relationship during Tom’s open-heart surgery:                                                   She is his advocate   Sometimes silent, sometimes screaming      Always watching    ...
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Tom and Andrea 6 months prior to heart surgery
Andrea, 18, watching her Dad in his hospital bed before open-heart surgery: I know where I got my chin  angular and strong  the outline still there on this man  this man on the bed, sleeping.  He gave me this chin.   It is something we share a tie that even...
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Andrea's weekly quote:

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 Final paragraphs of Andrea's missive home from Spain (see the last three Friday's for prior portions of this letter): Now it seems so natural and normal to clean up after myself. I get up—I make my bed. I change—I put my clothes away. I cook—I clean up the dishes. And it’s...
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