Growing up during the 1960s in Shreveport, Louisiana was rather ordinary, except that my mother was a paraplegic. It wasn’t until I was five years old that I even asked why she was in a wheelchair. Her explanation was the first of a million stories that I would hear about her extraordinary life and the love that she and my father shared.
I etched these stories into my mind knowing one day that I would write a book about their beautiful relationship and how it all began--my father married my mother in the hospital ten days following the car accident that left her permanently paralyzed. She was 17 years old and he was 20.
The desire to record their love story became more urgent after my mother’s death in 1999, and so to prevent their story from dying with them, I began to write their biographies.
Chronicling their lives brought my father and me even closer, and it allowed for a seven-year conversation, that I never imagined us having. During purposeful interviews and spontaneous chats, I learned the intimate details of my parents’ lives–-information that had never before come up in casual family conversation.
Interspersed throughout our dialogue were intriguing discussions about history and philosophical ponderings about God and life. My father’s passion for these topics during my life is exactly what led me to read books about similar subjects. When I realized that we deeply shared common interests and beliefs, I wondered if there was a higher purpose for our being together. That question was answered, after meeting the past life therapist who revealed my parents’ many past lives to me.
The therapist said that, prior to incarnating into this lifetime, my soul and those of my parents decided to be together as a family. This was so I could witness their unique lives and feel compelled to use their love story as a backdrop to relay their message to humanity. And this is what Reunion on the Rainbow Bridge: My Parents’ Past Lives and the One They Shared With Me is all about.
The primary influence for the book was, of course, my parents’ extraordinary love, but also playing a profound role in my life was having teachers appear when I was ready to learn and crossing paths with people who shared their deep spiritual wisdom.
In retrospect, I am amazed at how all the pieces fit together and how synchronicity played a role in bringing me to the point where I am today as a published author with all my evolving beliefs, knowledge, questions and passions. And, that doesn’t even take into account the cellular memories and influence of all my past lives.
This illustrates to me how precious and complex each one of us is as an individual, traveling on our own spiritual path within a collective consciousness. Understanding this leaves me overflowing with love for the oneness that we are as spiritual beings having a human experience. At the same time, it leaves me seeking answers to the questions that present themselves at every turn on my spiritual path. These questions will be what I write about next.
That is why Reunion on the Rainbow Bridge will not be my only book, but rather my first in a series that explores the grand truth, which is that we, as human beings, animals, plants and Mother Earth, are one entity whose only purpose is to reflect the love that is our Creator and to co-create with that I AM presence to manifest a Heaven on Earth.