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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Last week was spent with grandchildren while our daughter Jocelyn recovered from surgery. Am filled with gratitude that all turned out well and her healing continues. Andrea's words again come from her time in Spain, about 3 or 4 months into her one year exchange there. The photo is from...
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Andrea's Weekly Quote:

Annie eating at age 14
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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