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:

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:

Andrea, 2, and me
 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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Andrea's Weekly Quote

tent camping
Continuation of the letter begun two Friday's ago: And sometimes the memories are not as good. Often I remember how hard I was to live with, though recently not as often as in the past. And the horrible things I used to be able to say and the way I...
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Andrea's Weekly Quote:

Andrea day before returning to Spain at 17
Continuation of last Friday's letter home from Spain--photo taken at the dinner table the night before returning to Spain for a visit at 17, goofing around with ribbon from a bon voyage gift: Sometimes I get flooded with memories so strong…not big things but the little memories of what our house...
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